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To the Honourable M. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Burgesses. The Petition of a Number of Pres-byterians, Members of a Presbyterian Church or Congregation in the County of Bedford, known by the Name of the [Peaks?] of Otter, humbly showeth, That you Petitioners have in time past and are still willing to contribute [theis?] Quota in Support of the Church of England as by Law established in this Colony of Virginia; which they do with the more Cheerfulness, as they have [hitherto?] enjoyed their Rights and Privileges and the free Exercise of their Religion as Presbyteri an Dissenters unmolested: nor have they any Fears of Doubts of being disturbed therein by this Honourable House, while your Petiti-oners duly obey the Laws of their Country, continue good Subjects to their most gracious Sovereign, and are useful Members of the Communitiy. And as they look upon Obedience to the Laws and otection from the Legislature to be reciprocal, they therefore [turay?] the Protection of this Honourable House in Future, in the fr