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Petition of Inhabitants of Fairfax County, 1743 Oct. 24.

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To the Hon:ll the Governor and Councill of Virginia. We the subscribers in behalf of our selves and seaverall others the inhabitants of this County of Fairfax Do humbly Beg leave to Represent that whereas a Complaint hath been Exhibited in the Court of the said County Against John Turley and Edward Washington inspectors at Occoquan Warehouse in the afforsaid County for male administration of their offices and Commissions have Been and appointed and Depositions Taken Pursuant to the act of Generall Assembly in that case made and Provided by which Depositions it apears that the said inspectors have been Guilty of sundry misdemeanors in the Execution of their said office: Since the Takeing of which Depositions the said inspectors have got a Petition Directed to your Honours subscrib'd by sundry of the Inhabitants of the said County Justifying their Conduct in their said office many of which subscribers are persons no way Interested in the affair and never brought any Tobacco to the said warehouse wee Therefore humbly hope that ye said petition will not be of any weight with your Honours but that wee and seaverall others who live Contiguous to the said warehouse and have some of us received such unjust treatment from the said John Turley in particular that wee are obliged to carry our Tobacco to another warehouse at a much greater Distance to avoid his unjustly Condemning the same and by the Influance which he has over the said Edward Washington prevailing with him to agree with him therein may be Relieved by the Removall of the said inspectors and suplying their Place with persons of more Honesty and Impartiallity. Michael Dickson Danl (his DA mark) [Andsel?] Wm Payne Wm (his X mark) Hawkins Henry (his H mark) Janings Jn. Caumet Thos Bayliss Thos Anderson Jas. Hamelton H L (his mark) Wyate Christ: (his mark) [Winsor?] Robt. Lindsey David Jones B Boggess Jno. Howell John Melton Jas. McCarty George [illegible] Wm (his mark) [Suthered?]