Hannah: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 3 of 3)
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The Deposition of Ann Gray taken at the Office of Robert J Taylor on the 11th day of May 1839. under the commission and notice annexed to be read in evidence on the trial of a Suit depending before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia at Alexandria - in which the girl Hannah and others are Complainants and Arthur P West & others are defendants. The said Ann Gray being solemnly sworn to testify the whole truth in the matter aforesaid in answer to the Interrogatories propounded by the complts solicitor deposes as follows First in Answer to the complts First Interrogatory - Deponent says she is now about sixty five years of age - has resided in Prince Georges County in Maryland since her earliest recollection and has resided in Centreville and the neighbourhood of the woody end (where Stephen West formerly resided) for the last forty years. To the second - That she knew Stephen West when she saw him and knows Arthur P West by sight. But had no particular acquaintance with either of them. To the third - the answer in the affirmative To the fourth - Peggy and Hannah the children of Jackson & his wife Rebecca were always reputed to be free