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Alexandria County Sct I Abraham Faw one of the Justices of Peace for the County aforesaid do Certify that Joseph Shephard Late of the County of Frederick in the State of Virginia Personally came before me, and Declared that he removed into the District of Columbia Within the last Sixty Days, and bringing with him the Slaves hereto to Annexed and that the said Shephard did then and there take the Oath before the said Justice, Prescribed and set forth, in the fourth section of Act entitled an Act, to reduce into one the several Acts Concerning Slaves, free Negroes & Mulattoes. Given under my Hand this 12th Day of October 1818. A Faw Names of Slaves brought Vizt. Pheby aged abut 30 years Malinda - 26 Gibson - 16 Evelina - 7 Frederick - 5 George - 3