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Hannah: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 3 of 3)

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District of Columbia, to wit: The United States of America To Gentlemen: Greeting:-- Know ye, that we, trusting to your fidelity and provident circumspection, in diligently examining Ann Gray in behalf of negro Hannah et al. in a suit depending in our circuit court of the District of Columbia, for the County of Alexandria, between said negro Hannah & al. v. Arthur P West & al. we therefore desire you, that, at such time and place as you shall appoint, you assemble yourselves together, and the witness [blank] aforesaid before you or any two or more of you that you call and cause to come, and diligently examine on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, touching the matter in controversy between the aforesaid parties; and when you have examined her and taken her deposition -- as aforesaid, that you return the same to our said Court, certified under your hands and seals, inclosed together with this writ. Witness WILLIAM CRANCH, Esquire, Chief Judge of our said Court, this [blank] day of May in the year of our lord 1839. Edm: F Lee CL