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Johnson, Samuel: Petition, Fauquier County

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[left side of page] Judge Scotts Letter D. C. Briggs, Esqr Warrenton [right side of page] By the request of Sam Johnson a free man of coulor & the Father of Lucy Maldin I do hear by certafy [certify] that it is my decided opinion that Spencer Malvin the Husband of Lucy, the Daughter of said Sam Johnson was instrumental in persuading my servant man Sandy to leave the state of Virginia ago to Pennsylvania with a view to obtain his freedom. John. L. Fant. Jan 9.1835 From information which I have received from sources upon which I rely, I have no doubt that said Spencer Malvin, the husband of Sam Johnson's daughter Lucy, not only aided Mr. Fant's servant Sandy in getting off, but that said Malvin's persuasions were what induced Sandy to run away & go to Pennsylvania. Wm T. Phillips 9" Jany 1835. Gk-11