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I Milby Holland having in the month of January 1816 removed within the Commonwealth of Virginia with a bona fide intention of becoming a citizen & inhabitant thereof and being at the time of my removal the actual owner of a female slave named Esther about 50 years of age, a man slave named Stephen about 20 years of age and a female slave named Leah about 12 years of age and having been the actual owner of such slaves for more than three years immediately previous to the month of January 1816 when the afsd [aforesaid] slaves Esther & Leah were removed by me into this Commonwealth and having been the actual owner of the slave Stephen for more than three years im[m]ediately preceeding the 20th day of February 1816 when I removed the afsd slave Stephen into this Commonwealth to wit I removed all the sd. Slaves from the County of Worcester, State of Maryland to the County of Accomack State of Virginia and all the afsd slaves were born within the United States. I have by virtue of an Act of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia passed on the 9th day of January 1813. entitled "an act concerning slaves" brought into this Commonwealth the afsd slaves Esther & Leah in the Month of January last and the afsd slave Stephen on the 20th day of February 1816 and now to wit on the 24th day of February 1816 in compliance with the requisitions of the said act I the said Milby Holland do make the following statement in writing concerning the said slaves to wit That one of them is a female and her name is Esther she is about 50 years of age of a spare make and of a black colour That another of sd negroes is also a female her name is Leah, she is about 12 years of age and is of a light black colour inclining to yellow and that the other negro is a Male he is about 20 years of age and is of a black colour with intention to exhibit the same