Jack: Freedom Suit, Augusta County
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Kentucky Fayette County November Court of Qarter Sessions one thousand Seven hundred and ninety seven
agt } In Trespass Assault and Battery and False Imprisonment
Samuel Blair Deft.
This day came the parties aforesaid by their Attornies, [Attorneys], and the said Defendant defends the force and Injury when and where &c. and says that he is not guilty of the Trespass Assault and Battery and false imprisonment as the plaintiff against him hath declared, and of this he puts himself upon the Country and the said Plaintiff likewise doth the same, & it is Ordered that the Judgment entered agt. the Deft. by rules in the be set aside & thereupon came also a Jury to wit, James Levingston, Jno. Arthur, Vincent Cromwell, Jno. Hazlerigg, Benjamin Grimes, Jas. Gray, Jos. Hawkins, Benijah Bosworth, Isam Bridges, Daniel Weible, William Saunders and Patrick MCullough who being elected twice and sworn the truth to speak upon the Issue Joined upon their oaths do say that the Plaintiff is a free man and not a slave as in pleading he hath alledged [alleged] and do assess the Plaintiffs damages by Occasioned of the Trespass assault and Battery and false Imprisonment in the declaration mentioned to one penny besides his costs therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the sd. Deft. the damages aforesaid in form assd. assessed & also his costs by him abt. his suit in this behalf expended and the said Deft. in mercy &c. Costs 50/8.
A True Copy of the record In Testimony whereof