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The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of [left blank] County greeting-- Whereas at a Court held for Albmarle County on the seventh day of September 1780 upon the petition of Phebe an indian exhibited to the court praying that she might be discharged from the service of Joseph Fitzpatrick who detained her in slavery It was considered by the said Court that the said Phobe should be restored to her liberty and recover against the said Joseph her costs in that behalf expended. From which Judgment the said Joseph appealed to our General Court; but before the same could be examined and the errors alledged therein corrected the said Joseph Fitzpatrick departed this life having first made his last Will and Testament and thereof appointed William Fitzpatrick, Booth Fitzpatrick and Mary Fitzpatrick his executors who have proved the same and taken upon themselves