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To the Honorable the Legislature of Virginia. The petition of William Heiskell of the County of Lee respectfully represents that about August last he purchased of a certain L. L. Henderson of the Town of Abingdon a negroe man Slave named Simon. That a few weeks previous thereto the Said Henderson had purchased the Said Slave of a certain Michael Decherd in the State of Tennessee and failed to perform any of the conditions which by the act of February 1812, would have intitled him to hold the Said Slave in this Commonwealth. That the Said slave is Verry Valuable, and a Slave of excellent character. That your petitioner would have complied with the terms of the Said mat if he had imported Said Slave, but by purchasing him after the time prescribed by