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To the Honable the Speaker & the House of Burgesses in Generall Assembley met together, The petition of Sundry persons residing on or near to the Fluvanna & Rivanna rivers humbly Sheweth, That from the confluence of the said rivers to the nearest Ferry on the Fluvanna River, upwards, is about twenty three miles; that from the s'd Confluences to the nearest Ferry on the Rivanna river, upwards is about thirty miles, & from the s'd Confluence to the nearest Ferry on the main River, downwards, is about eight miles, that your petitioners residing on & near to the s'd rivers & having occasion to go to Manchester or Warwick their principall Mart on the South side the main river, on to Richmond their principall Mart on the north side the main river, in order to cross either of the s'd rivers Rivanna or Fluvanna at a Ferry are oblig'd to go directly up the same the distanbeforementioned; that your petitioners residing on the North or South Sides of both the said rivers, or of the main River & having occasion to go across the Countrey; are oblig'd to go to one of the Ferries, before beforementioned, which are thirty or forty miles apart; That a very great number of poor people frequently passing with their families from the Northern to the Southern Colonies, falling into the road leading down the Country & known by the name of the three notch'd road, are at present oblig'd to turn down the said road fourteen miles, to a place known by George Paynes Ordinary; From thence are obligd to go across the country sixteen miles a very bad & difficult way before they come to the nearest ferry & after crossing at the s'd ferry are oblig'd to turn a direct course fourteen miles up the Country before they fall into their Route again; which distances might be said to them by a passage across the said river at the Fork: That this would also relieve your Petitioners residing within & near to the said rivers from their difficulties before stated - Your Petitioners therefore pray that a Fery may be established from the point of the Fork of the said rivers Rivanna & Fluvanna, to the lands late the property of Philip Mayo deceased on the South Side the s'd Fluvanna; from the Said point of the Fork to the lands of Samuel Martin on the north side the said Rivanna, & from the lands of the s'd Samuel Martin on the north side on the said Rivanna to the said lands late of the s'd Mayo on the south side the said rivers; with such rates of Feriages as to this House shall seem reasonable & your Petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray

Wm Pace Thomas Harrison John Ware John Overstreet Thomas Lilley George Prockter John Holeman John Britt John Tenwick Wm Harrison Charles Lewis Robt. Lewis George Payne William Hale William H. Miller Geo Payne Min John Lovell James Juggle Obadiah Daniel David Croudas Thomas Feor Richard Chandler John Lee John Pace George Thomson Ths. Napier Richd. Napier David Wade John Harison