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Lewis: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 2 of 2)

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was confined in jail, at the city of Washington was given up to me. Lewis was taken up by a reward; and both I sold away. Attempts are constantly made to corrupt the others but they have not succeeded yet. I subjoin a copy of the Bill of Sale for the woman Johanna or Joan from Mr .A. Addison to Walter D Addison and refer you to the latter Gentleman and his brother Thomas G Addison Esq for further particulars. Mr W. Addison recollects of no verbal bargain for the condition of the children and none is specified on the face of the Bill of sale. Mr Savary knew nothing about it, at least never mentioned it to me or any of the family. I have been informed that Mr. A. Addison has some time since become convinced of his error. Peter being a favorite servant of mine was assured by me that he should be liberated at the expected term, if he wants continue to conduct himself well, but he took bad advice and during my absence eloped when I most wanted his services and tried to come at the object by a shorter route