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Bell, Jane: Petition, Fauquier County

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We the undersigned have long known the before named Jane Bell, She is a woman of the most unexceptionable character and [illegible] respectability of her colour, that she is an useful and an excellent citizen, always conducting herself in such manner as to attract the observation and draw the applause of all who know her and further that we should regret the loseing her notwithstanding her colour. Marsteller William Weadon BGD Mosby JM Durking Saml Weaver Nicholas Jones Wm Stewart Stephen W [illegible] Alex Tennill Wm E Hunton Wesley Cowles James Cowles