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To the Honourable the Governour in Councill James Pittillo humbly petition Whereas your petr entred a caveat and summones against Thomas and John Leath, heirs of John Ledbetter decd of the county of Prince George, and they not appearing, your petr obtained a certificate from the councill board dated the 15th day of June 1745 for to have a pattens for the land, 400 acres more or less, but Collo Bolling the surveyr how strenously set himself in opposition right or wrong agt your petr in favour of all delinquents of this kind, and has kept the rights and surveyor of the said land in his own possesion about 15 years, to the damage of his majestys revenue in defrauding him of the quitrents. And the said Leaths themselves haveing refused the land, notwithstanding the surveyr wod not show your petr the records wh ought to be the true test in these matters, and refused him a coppey of the survey, nor a plott of the land, tho yr petr offered him