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Petition of John Jones, 1717 Nov. 12.

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Virginia Ss To the Honourable Alexander Spotswood Lieut Governour of this Collony of Virginia John Jones humbly sheweth That whereas one Wm Hunt of Surry County did by his last will & testament devise unto his son Thomas Hunt four hundred acres of Land being part of a larger tract that was unpattened at the time of his death but for which there is a pattent now prepared in ye name of his eldest son being of ye same name and ye aforsd Thomas Hunt being likewise dead & his eldest son Thomas Hunt now under the Care & Custody of your petitioner by intermarrying with ye Widow of ye sd Thomas Hunt prays that ye pattent aforsd may not be signed or passed into a grant untill the sd John Hunt shall secure ye aforsd four hundred acres of land unto ye eldest son of ye sd Thomas Hunt decd either by bond or suffering this petitioner to take out a pattent for ye same in the name of ye sd Thomas Hunt and that the sd John Hunt be called before your Honour in Councill to answer this petition and your petitioner as in duty bound shall ever pray John Jones