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The affidavit of Hetty Carr of Albemarle County of lawful age in the case of Thamar a black woman, who considers herself illegally held in slavery by Saml Carr of the county aforesaid. This affiant being duly sworn on the holy Evangelists deposeth and saith; that in some conversations which she held with Saml Carr prior to the year 1803, the said Samuel frequently mentioned that he held Thamar and certain other negroes which he had received from his father in law, the late Mr Overton Carr, on the condition of their being free after they had served a specific number of years: but that after holding them in this way for several years the said Samuel mentioned to his father in law that he would not agree to hold them on the condition above mentioned as that he could not afford to set his own negroes free and would not consent to hold other, on different terms from his own. That if it should ever happen that he gave freedom to his own, that those he had received from Overton Carr, should receive it likewise. To this however, the said Samuel stated his father in law would not consent, but closed the conversation by saying "Sam I never can agree to it" this affiant further saith that she has held conversations with the said Saml upon this subject in the year 1803 and at sundry times since that period all of which were to the same effect as above stated and further this affiant saith not. This day Hetty Carr the above affiant came before me a justice of the peace for the County of Albemarle and made oath on the holy Evangelist that the facts contained in the above affidavit are true, to the best of her knowledge and belief. Given under my hand this fifth day of January Eight hundred and eleven. G. Carr