[p. 70] is denied the enjoyment of one morsel of that immense wealth, apart whereof hath been accumilated by her own industry, and the whole augmented by her servitude. Wherefore, casting herself at the feet of your honours, as to a body of men, formed for the extirpation of vassalage, for the reward of Virtue, and the just return of honest industry—she prays, that such allowance may be made her out of the Estate of Colonel Royall, as will prevent her, and her more infirm daughter, from misery in the greatest extreme, and scatter comfort over the short and downward path of their Lives. And she will every pray. of the × mark
Boston 14th February 1783
On the petition of Belinda, an African: Resolved, That there be paid out of the treasury of this Commonwealth, out of the rents and profits arising from the estate of the late Isaac Royal, Esq; an absentee, fifteen pounds twelve shillings, per annum, to Belinda, an aged servant of the late Isaac Royal, Esq; an absentee, until the further order of the General Court, for reasons set forth in said Belinda's petition.
February 22, 1783.