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To the right honble the governr and counsell of Virginia Richard Whitehead Most humbly showeth That yor petr is a faithfull [leige?] subject of sd sovereign lord the king and hath during the tyme of his aboade here in this collony lived and continued of good name and respect and behavior as well towards his neighbours as wth other good faithfull and honoble persons of this collony and by all the said tyme hath beene esteemed and respected free and cleare from any kind of falsehood fraud [illegible] fforgery or any other hurtful crime or from the [proturimge?] of any such like crimes in any manner whatsoever by reason whereof he hath not only diservedly had and obtayned the love favour and good will of all his neighboures but also by the approbation or worthy and honoble persons of this collony hath beene employed invested into and put into plases and offises of greate [truth?] to his espetyall advantage and livelihood notwthstandinge James Fururo of the county of New