One hundred forty-eight petitioners request that Gasper Lott, a free man of color, be permitted to prove his accounts. They aver that Lott is a man "of great industry and Honesty," who "by his exertions has accumulated considerable property." The petitioners argue, however, that "by the Laws as they now are he is deprived of the privilege of proving his accounts, which tends to deprive him of the common benefits of a Citizen."
Result: Referred to committee of propositions and grievances.
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