To The Worshipfull the Court of Northampton County
The Petition of Thomas Savage
That one Jane a Molatto Woman the Lawfull Wife of a Negroe Man Slave of your Petitioners named Left hath had severall Children by her Said husband some of which have been bound out by this Worshipfull Court to your Petitioner according to Law. That the Said Jane hath two children named Lisha, & Abimelech
the former of which hath long lived with your Petitioner but hath lately been decoyd away from your Petitioner’s house & is detaind by her said mother from your Petitioner. Wherefore and for that the said Jane hath no Visible means to Support the Said Children as the Law requires and they may be induced to Take ill Courses and for that your Petinr is advised he hath the best Right to the Said Children.
Your Petinr humbly hopes this Worshipfull Court will order the said Lisha & Abimelech to be bound out to him According to Law.
And your Petinr will pray N.C.[?] as
Febr 10 1725