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The affidavit of Garland Carr of Albmarle County of Lawful age in the case of Tamar, a negro woman who conceives herself illegally detained a Slave by her present possessor, Samuel Carr of the County aforesaid. The affiant being duly sworn on the holy evangelist of Almighty God, Deposeth & sayeth that he knows the aforesaid Negro Woman Tamar was raised in the family of his Father the late Major John Carr, of Louisa County Virginia. That he was present at the Division of part of the personal Estate of the said Major John Carr in 1781, as mentioned in the petition of the Negro woman Tamar. That he acted for his Brother Overton Carr who was in Maryland of that occasion & drew for him the Lot containing the aforesaid Negro Woman Tamar & a Boy called Pompey, a Brother of the said Tamar. That this affiant knows the aforesaid Negro Woman Tamar remained with his mother, the widow of Major John Carr till her death in 1794, as mentioned in the petition aforesaid: That his affiant was also present at the final distribution of the personal estate of the said Major John Carr in December 1795 when the said Samuel Carr ^acted^ for the said Overton as mentioned in the petition of the said Negro Woman Tamar That this affiant knows the said Negro Woman Tamar together with the Lot of Negroes drawn by the said Samuel for the said Overton at the Division in 1795, was taken possession of by the said Samuel & that to the best of the knowledge of this affiant that the said Negro Woman Tamar has remained in the possession of the said Samuel ever since and further the affiant saith not. This day Garland Carr came before me, a Justice of the peace for the County of Albemarle & made Oath on the holy Evangelist of Almighty God that the facts contained in the above affidavit is true to the best of his knowledge and belief. Given under may hand this 6th day of January 1811. D. Minor