Johnson, Samuel: Petition, Fauquier County
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[left side of page] Frances E Tonger Ann L Tonger Rick Hempson Thos T. Tauntleroy B. Thoustor Magill Eliza. L. Digges C. Ann Yeatman Catharine T Lears Caroline G. Tyler Louisa Tyler Sally I Tyler Sarah Thompson Ann Fauntleroy Mary B Fauntleroy Ann D. Baylor Frances C. Baylor Elvia J Hemper Columbia Hemper Gk-6 [right side of page] Oakmond Jany 9th 1834 Dear Sir The bad weather and an attack of influenza have prevented me from visiting Warrenton and communicating with you personally on the subject of your letter of the 1st Inst. My acquaintance with the daughter of Samuel Johnson does not enable me to say any thing for or against her. I have known her by sight from the time she was a child and that is all I do know of her Sam I have long known and always considered him most exemplary in his conduct. I have no reason to regret the agency which I had (being then in the Legislature) in procuring him leave to remain in the State. I believe he has been a valuable member of this community and for one I should be willing to gratify him by extending the same indulgences to his daughter. I believe the white negroes (if you will allow the term) which you have at Warrenton, are a great deal worse than the black bond or free. If this letter will be of any service to Sam or his family you are at liberty to use it. Yours Jno: Scott D C Brigges Esqr Gk-7