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To the Honorable General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia - the Petition of Nicholas Cleary, late of County of Prince William, now a citizen of the State of Wisconsin, humbly showeth that Thomas Reilly Cleary, aged 9 years, infant son of your petitioner, and grandson of Thomas Reilly deceased, is the owner of a slave named Margaret now in the city of Norfolk in this State, in which slave the said Thomas Reilly now deceased had [a] life estate.

 That your petitioner moved with his  family, (including his said infant son) from Virginia to Wisconsin durig the life line