I DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT GEORGE DAVIDSON HATH TAKEN UP A NEGRO MAN, NAMED JIM WHO SAYS HE BELONGS TO MR. DANIEL MCNEILL OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, WHICH NEGRO HE BROUGHT TO WINCHESTER TO PUT HIM TO JAIL AND WHEN BROUGHT BEFORE ME I ORDER'D THE SAID DAVIDSON TO CONVEY THE SAID NEGRO TO HIS MASTER CONSIDERING THE CHARGES TO BE MUCH LESS THAN PUTTING HIM IN GAOL, THEREFORE DO DESIRE THE MASTER OF SD. NEGRO TO PAY THE SD DAVIDSON THE REWARD FOR TAKING UP SD NEGRO IF ANY [.] ALSO MILEAGE [.] GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AUGST. 14TH 1778. EDWARD MCGUIRE. "P.S. I AM APPREHENSIVE MR. GEORGE RENICKS IS THE MASTER OF SD NEGRO. E.M.G.

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