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Reynolds, Samuel: Petition, Frederick County

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[written on left side of page]The Petition of Samuel Reynolds Presented Decr. 22d.1812 & laid upon the table refd. to Cts. of J. To lie reasonable Bill drawn Dg-2

[written on right side of page] This is to certify that Franky the Molatto woman wife To Samuel Reynolds who has petitioned the General Assembly of Virginia for leave of said state to let Franky Remain within in said state her freedom Never being recorded untill Frebuary last the said Franky was intitled to her Fredom by the will of her proper owner my mother at the age of Eighteen years which she arrive at some years before the passage of an act compeling all negroes and Molattoes to leave the state within twelve months after their Emancipation Given under my hand and seal this 18th day of November 1812. Charles Y Bickley (Seal) Teste John Rust

Fredk. Sct. Charles Bickley came before me a Justice of the peace and made oath to the above certificate This 18th Novr 1812 - Jn Tilden

We beleave the above mentioned coulard people Samuel Reynolds and Franky his wife are good characters Given under our hand and seals this 26 Novmb 1812 John Rust Bendk [Benedick] Rust Senior