years previous thereto. And that the said Charles Binns did this day compare the same with the proceedings of Court signed by the said Thomas Lewis and is well satisfied that the said Thomas Lewis did write and affix his name to the within certificate. Given under my hand this 15th day of October 1810. C. Binns Loudon County to Wit, By Virtue of a Commission from the County Court of Grayson to us William Butler Hanison, Wilson C Selden and John Rose Justices of the Peace for the Country of Loudon. We have assembled ourselves this 12th day of March 1811 at the County Clerks office in the Town of Leesburg Loudon County and having called and caused the witnesses in the Commission named to come before us. They being sworn Charles Binns deposeth and said That on the 15th day of October 1810 he compared the Certificate of Thomas Lewis then in the possession of Frederick Idle the signature to which Certificate is the hand writing of Thomas Lewis Gent. then a Magistrate (and for a long time previous thereto) in and for the County of Loudon and gave a certificate on the back of the Certificate signed by Thomas Lewis which certificate is true, and this deponent having been acquainted with the hand writing of the said Thomas Lewis for several years not only as a Justice of the Peace but as an Acting Sheriff for the County of Loudon has not a shadow of Doubt but that the signature aforesaid is the signature of Thomas Lewis then an Acting Magistrate for the County aforesaid. And further this deponant saith not. C. Binns Subscribed and sworn to in the presence of the subscribers the date & place aforesaid } Wilson C. Selden, William Butler Harrison Louden County to Wit By virtue of a Commission from the County Court of Grayson to us William B Harrison, Wilson C Selden and John Rose Justices of the peace for the County of Loudon. We have assembled ourselves this 12th day of March 1811 at the County Clerks office in the Town of Leesburg in Loudon County, and having called and caused the Witnesses in the said Commission named to come before us and they being sworn upon the Holy Evangelist of All Mighty God, John Littlejohn deposeth and saith That a certificate now presented to him by Frederick Idle in the words following to Wit "I Frederick Idle do swear that my removal into the State of Virginia was with no intent of evading the Laws for 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 seventy eight so help me god." This day came Frederick Idle before me One of the Justices for Louden County & enter his Negro Girl Hagar. Given under my hand this 27th day of October 1787. Thos. Lewis. This Deponant saith that the above certificate with the signature of Thomas Lewis thereto is a true Copy of the One now presented by Frederick Idle. And that the signature thereto is the hand writing of the late Thomas Lewis now deceased, who was at the time of signing the said Certificate a Magistrate of the County of Loudon. And that this deponant was well acquainted with his hand writing. And further this depaonant saith not. John Littlejohn Subscribed and sworn to in the presence of the subscribers the date and place afsd. W. C Selden William Butler Harrison Copies Test Martin Dickenson D. C.