Hannah: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 1 of 3)
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in this behalf most more fully sustained
On this 19th day of September in the year 1836 personally appeared the within named Arthur P. West before me a Justice of the peace of the State of Maryland in & for Prince Georges County & made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the matters stated & contained in the aforegoing answer are true to the best of his knowledge & belief. Sworn to before Nath. T. Rantin
Maryland Prince Georges County Sct. I hereby certify that Nathaniel T. Rantin Gentleman before whom the aforegoing affidavit appears to have been made and whose name is thereto subscribed was on the day of the date thereof and still is one of the state of Marylands Justices of the Peace in and for the said County duly commissioned and sworn.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of Prince Georges County Court this twentieth day of September anno Domini 1836 Aquila Beall Clk. Prince Geo. Coty Ct.