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To the Hon'a. John Critcher, Judge of the Eighth Circuit, and of the Circuit Court of Westmoreland in Chancery [setting?].

Humbly complaining shew unto your Honr. your Orator Frederick Campbell, and Lorenzo [Dow?] Campbell, sometimes called Montague, infants of color, under the age of twenty one years, [illegible] George W Murphy their guardian and next friend, and the said George W. Murphy guardian as aforesaid. 
 That your Orator Frederick and Lorenzo Dow are the children of a woman named Kitty, who was sometimes called Kitty Campbell and sometimes Montague. That the said Kitty was at the time of the birth of your Orator and was born the slave of John B. Murphy of [Ayrfield?] in said County. That during her life at one time cohabited  with one William Campbell likewise a slave of said Murphy, and after his death she cohabited, as your Orator hear from report, wit one Robert Montague a slave of F. W. Cox in said County.