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The affidavit of Peter Carr of Albemarle County of lawful age in the case of Thamar a black woman who conceives herself illegally held in slavery of Samuel Carr of the county aforesaid. This affiant being duly sworn on the hold Evangelist deposeth and saith: That some time in the summer of the year 1799 (as well as this affiant recollects) Thamar above named, with four or five children in exchange for a man-cook then the property of this affiant, and stated that she (Thamar) would have to serve seven years. This affiant however declined the offer, and does not recollect to have heard any thing more on the subject, untill some time in the fall of 1801 when his brother Saml offered him the Negro Woman Thamar above named with her children for the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds stating at the same time seven years. This offer was like well declined and futher this affiant saith not. This day Peter Carr the above affiant came before me a justice of the peace for this county of Albemarle and made oath on the holy Evangelist that the facts contained in the above affidavit are true to the best of his knowledge and belief Given under my hand this fifth day of January eighteen hundred and eleven. G Carr