Children of Turner Dixon: Petition, Fauquier County
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[perpendicular as label on folded document] Order of Superior Court of Spotsylvania and [Dir?] of Bank Fy-26
Richmond Dec 17th 1832 Dear Sir, Agreeably to your request I have prepared a draft of the bill for the relief of the Representatives of Turner Dixon. I think provided sufficiently for the comfort of Mrs. Dixon should she continue in her present state, and a restoration of her property if she shall recover her understanding; an event of which there is little probability. I will again state for the information of the house; what at your desires I stated to the Committee. I was the intimate acquaintance and friend of the late Turner Dixon (the father of the applicants). The intimacy & friendship which then subsisted between our respective families have continued since his death; and I have been for some years past, as stated in the memorial, his administrator. I have therefore had an opportunity of knowing, & do personally know; that all the material facts therein set forth are true; except that I have not seen Mrs. Dixon for some years past; owing to a circumstance of which you are aware. I have no doubt however from my previous knowledge of her & the information which I have received from others; that there is not the smallest probability of her recovery. I concur most decidedly in the opinion Fy-27