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expense, in being compelled to keep them out of this Commonwealth in as much as Some of them Are not able to earn a Support. It is therefore, the Humble prayer of your petitioner that your Honorable Body will take his Case into Consideration; and pass a Law Authorizing him to bring Said Slaves & their increase in to this County, free from all fines & penalties and Your Petitioner as in duty will ever Pray &c[etc.]. Moses Ball