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Caroline County To Wit I George T Hord a Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid, do hereby cirtify, that S Lanfuld Jones of the County aforesaid hath this day made oath before me that James and John Negro slaves whom he has now brought before me are runaways; that he has just grounds to believe the said slaves are the property of Mrs. Harriot Rouzee of Essex County, that they were taken up on the 23^th instant in the County aforesaid, in the main road, nearly at my Gate. The distance in my opinion between this place and Mrs. Rouzee's is between twenty eight and thirty miles - [[strikethrough]] Given under [[/strikethrough]] Given under my hand and seal this 23th day August 1817 - George T. Hord Ju Pce For Caroline County The fees are $2 for taking up and 10 cts for every mile of conveyance G T Hord
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