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I Samuel Barkley do swear that my removal into the District of Columbia was with no Intent of evading the Laws for Preventing the further Importation of Slaves nor have I brought with me any Slaves with an Intention of selling them nor have any of the Slaves I have brot with been imported from Africa or any of the West India Islands since the first day of November one Thousand seven hundred & seventy eight so help me God I have brot only one Female slave named Pricila abt 20 years of age Saml Barkley {seal} Sworn to & subscribed before me a Justice of the Peace for said County this 4th of November 1817 Archd Libley At a United States Circuit County of the District of Columbia continued and held for the County of Alexandria the twenty fourth day of November eighteen hundred and seventeen. Samuel Barclay produced to the Court this Certificate of the Importation of Slaves within this county which is ordered to be recorded. Test. P Deneale Cl Cl