Lewis: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 2 of 2)
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[illegible] with the belief that these facts were established; that he for a long time contended with said Mason that his understanding was correct. upon however a more critical examination of the said papers he found that said Mason was right and that he had been in error, that so soon as this was ascertained to be the case, this affiant embraced the earliest opportunity of requesting said Hewett to permit them to be added, which he declined, as he had an agreement. This affiant further says that he considers these facts as highly important to the defence [defense] of said Cureton.
Given under my hand this 29th day of April 1825
Francis Peyton, Jr. states in addition to the foregoing affidavit that at the time he made the agreement with T. W. Hewett he had not been spoken to or employed by A. W. Preuss nor did he appear as his counsel nor ever was employed by him until Friday last being yesterday
Edm. J. L. C.C.