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

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to deliver the said Complainants to the Marshal of this District who is hereby directed to sell the complainants at public auction for the time they respectively have to serve after having advertised them for one week in some news paper printed in the Town of Alexandria for cash and after deducting costs and charges of sale and paying the Jail fees of the said Rounsavell, pay the balance to the said Cureton or his agent authorized to receive it if any should remain. And whereas the Marshal of the District of Columbia, did in pursuance of this said decree, after having duly advertised the time and place of the sale of the said Negroes sell them at public sale to the highest bidder, for ready money, at which sale, the above named Henry B Deagon became the highest bidder and purchaser of negro Peter, at the price of one hundred and twenty four dollars. Now the condition of the said obligation is such, that if the above bound Henry B. Deagon his heirs, executors or administrators, shall produce the said negro Peter to one of the Judges of the said Circuit Court on the first day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, if the said Peter shall then be living, then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force, power and virtue in Law. Henry B. Deagon (Seal) John Suter (Seal) Signed Sealed and delivered in the Presence H A. Welster D Minor