Reubin : Certificate of Importation, Goochland County
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State of North Carolina County of Caswell } Be it remembered that, at a Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begun and held for the County aforesaid, at the Court house there of, on the second Monday of January A.D. 1813; upon the motion of John Ware Senr. who is desiring of removing a negro boy slave, by the name of Reubin from this County, to the Commonwealth of Virginia It is ordered adjudged and decreed by the worshipful court aforesaid, that it be certified by this Court, and it is hereby certified to all persons whom it may concern, that the sd. Negro slave Reubin is the property of the said John Ware; the title whereof the said Ware derived by Discent & in right of distribution of & from Jane Harrison deceased late of this County; a part of whose Estate the said slave was, and as a part of which, he was assigned in the division and distribution thereof under an order of decree of this Court to the said John Ware, one of the heirs at law & distributees of sd. Jane decd. It is further certified that sd negro slave is known & called by the name of Reubin, is about the age of sixteen years & of a black complexion. It is further ordered that the Clerk of this court* to this sd. John Ware a duly authenticated copy of this Certificate under his hand and seal of office. *Truly Make