Hill Ballard, "emancipated by the will of Willis Ballard Deceased," asks to remain in Virginia. Ballard represents that he "has a wife, together with many young children in this county." Having "at all times demeaned himself well," the petitioner admits that "it would add greatly to his happiness to have around him those objects the most endearing and affectionate while now old and infirm." Ballard therefore prays "your Honorable Body to Pass a law allowing him in future to reside in this State."
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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia