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28. in South Carolina for a number of years and that about Twenty years ago he the said Corbell held and claimed as a slave a negroe man by the name of Isaac for more than one year and believes not quite two after he was acquainted with him in this state and that the same man Isaac was here present at this place on the 28th day of January last past and further saith not Sworn and signed this 3d May 1813 John Kennedy before us john Pratt J. P. Henry Head J. P. Francis Wilk J. P. South Carolina Chester District I John Rosborough the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the District of Chester do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that the aforenamed John Pratt and henry Head and Francis Wilks Esquires before whom the foregoing depositions were taken are lawfull acting Justices of the peace in and for this District and that all due faith and Credit are and ought to be given to their Signatures as such. Given under my hand and seal of Office at Chester Court house this third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen and in the thirty seventh year of the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America. John Rosborough C C Pls (LS) The Defendant Thomas Johnson b his council excepts to the reading of the depositions enclosed, taken in the state of South Carolina 1. Because the notices given were not given according to Law 2. Because the Commissioners in the Commission named were not nominated before the Court as the law directs but were put in the said Commission afterwards and in the state of South Carolina, and because the said Commission is directed to three instead of five Commissioners as the law directs 3. Because the said depositions are not authenticated according to Law in not being certified by the said Commissioners in not having the County Seal affixed to the said de-