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Essex County towit:
I Richard Rouzee, being a justice of the peace for the county aforesaid, do hereby Certify that Silas Goulding of the County aforesaid hath this day made oath before me, that Braxton a negro man slave, whom he hath now brought before me, is a runaway, that he has just grounds to believe the said slave is the property of Edwd Rouzee of the county aforesaid, that he was taken upon the 16th day of Sept. 1825 in the county aforesaid on the plantation of Robt. P. Waring Jr. and the distances, in my opinion, between the said places, where this said slave was apprehended, and the residence of the said Edward Rouzee is six miles - Given under my hand, this 16th day of Sept. 1829 -

Richard Rouzee

For apprehension       $5.00
Conveyance 6 mi. @ 10ยข   .60
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