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Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 8 of 17)

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a Certificate now presented to him by Frederick Idle, in the Words following to Wit, I, Frederick Idle do swear that my removal into the State of Virginia, was with no intent of evading the laws for the further importation of Slaves, nor have I brought with me any slaves with an intention of selling them, nor have any of the slaves which I have brought with me been imported from Africa or any of the West India Islands since the first day of November One thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight so help me God. This day came Frederick Idle before me one of the Justices for Loudon County and enter his Negroe Girl Hagar. Given under my hand this 27th day of October 1787. Thos Lewis This deponant saith that the above certificate with the signature of Thomas Lewis thereto is a true Copy of the one now produced by Frederick Idle and that the signature thereto is the hand writing of the late Thomas Lewis now deceased, who was at the time of signing the said Certificate a Magistrate for the County of Loudon And that this deponant was well acquainted with his hand writing: and further this deponant saith not John Littlejohn Subscribed and sworn to in presence of the subscribers the date and place aforesd } W. C. Selden William Butler Harrison And the said John Littlejohn having been served with a Subpoena to attend on the fourth tuesday in this month at Grayson Court states on Oath that being Comsr. for the Court of Loudon and also for the Chancery Court holden at Richmond, and having at that time to attend to his business as Comnor notices having been given he cannot attend. John Littlejohn A Copy Teste Martin Dickenson D.C.