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District of Columbia County of Alexandria Personally appeared before me Jacob Hoffman, a Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid Sarah Basford and made Oath that her removal into the District of Columbia was with no intent of evading the Laws for preventing the further Importation of Slaves nor has the brought with her any Slaves with an intention of Selling them, nor have any of the Slaves which she has brought with her, been Imported from Africa, or any of the West India Islands. In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 19th day of January 1820. Jacob Hoffman