To the General Assembly of Virginia the Petition of Thomas Fristoe respectfully represents
That your petitioner owns a negroe Boy named Lewis now in Shelby County and State of Kentucky, which negroe was devised to give the Wife of your Petitioner by her father had removed some years Since to that state. That your Petitioner has a particular regard & affection for this slave, and hopes that you will pass such Law, as will permit him to bring the said slave into the state of Virginia. And further your Petitioner does not pray
Thomas Fristoe residing in Stafford County Virginia Dec 1st 1809.