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State of Maryland, more than one year next preceeding such importation- that same was contrary to law, and entitles your petitioner to his freedom- Your petitioners Louisa Cog Habon and Eliza aver, that they were imported and brought into this state in the month aforesaid, by a certain William Alexander Jr, and sold to the said James M Selven, Esq. within two months thereafter, contrary to the act of assembly in such cases made and provided - and that your said petitioners are entitled to their freedom- Wherefore they pray that by Judgement of this Court, they may be declared free U.S. Heath for petitioners Annexed to which said petition