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Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 3 of 6)

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Answer. That I can't tell, there was one John Bland who lived down in the neck and I do not know how he signed his name. Quest by James How far did that John Bland live from Centerville & who were his near neighbours? Answer about nine miles Captn James Taliaferro was a near neighbour and his son James Bland now lives on the Plantation that his father lived on. Question by Bookers Attorney Were there not several other men in the County of King & Queen by the name of John Bland? Ansr There were four that I knew besides those that had double names. Question by Pltfs atto How did each of them sign his name. Answer. I do not know how they signed. John Bland jr {Seal}

King & Queen County Sc. The above deposition was taken subscribed & sworn to before us Jame H. Henry & Francis Power Justices of the Peace for the county aforesaid Given under our hands & seals this 31st day of October 1832. J. H. Henry JP {seal} Francis Power JP {seal}