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District of Columbia County of Alexandria } to wit Memorandum, that upon this thirteenth day of April One thousand eight hundred and eighteen John McIver (lately removed from Fairfax County in the State of Virginia) personally appeared before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace for the said County of Alexandria, and took and subscribed the following oath to wit. - "I, John McIver do swear that my removal " into the Town of Alexandria in the District " of Columbia, was with no intention 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 which I have " brought with me, been imported from " Africa or any of the West India Islands " since the first day of November one thousand " seven hundred and ninety eight, So help me God." John McIver The slaves alluded to above are Bill aged about nineteen years and Sally about fifteen years. - Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year first above written. - Christ'r Neale