Alfred: Freedom Suit, Amelia County
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Interrogations propounded To Benj B Bailey Question 1st. Are you the same Benjamin W. Bailey mentioned in the will of Jordan Anderson late of Chesterfield County Virginia of date the 27th of August 1848 as his grandson? Answer I am Question 2d Are the plaintiffs Alfred & Mary the same negroes mentioned in the said will of the said Jordan Anderson as having been before that time given to his grandson Benjamin W. Bailey Answer They are the same Question 3 Did you derive title & right of possession to said negroes Alfred & Mary under & by virtue of the gift mentioned &refered to in the will of the said Jordan Anderson your grandfather Answer I did not. Question 4 How long have you had such title & right of possession Answer # I have never held either title or possession of said slaves under the will of my grandfather Question = Are the said plaintiffs Alfred & Mary now in your possession as owner & have they been so in your possession ever since they were given to you by your said grandfather Answer They are in my possession as owner