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I [Milby?] Holland haveing in the month of January [1816?] removed within the Commonwealth of Virginia with a bona fide intention of becoming a citizen & inhabitant [illegible] 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 [illegible] slaves Esther & Leah were removed by me into the Commonwealth and having been the actual owner of the slave Stephen for more than three years imediately preceeding the 20th day of February [1816?] when I removed the af. slave Stephen into this Commonwealth to [illegible] removed all the [illegible] Slaves from the County of Worcester State of Maryland to the County of Accomack State of Virginia and all the [illegible] slaves were born within the United States _ I have by wishes of an [act?] of [illegible] of the Commonwealth of Virginia [illegible] on the 9th day of January 1813. entitled "an act concerning slaves" brought into this Commonwealth the [illegible] slaves Esther & Leah in the Month of January last and the [aforementioned?] slave Stephen on the 20th day of February