Nanny: Freedom Suit, Augusta County
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Virginia to wit, At a Court of Appeals held at the Capitol in Richmond the Ninth day of November 1805
John Hook... Pltff.
Nanny Pege, & Cecilia, Billy, Daniel, Rachel, & Alexander her Children ... Defts:
Upon a writ of Supersedeas to a Judgement recovered by the Defendants against the Plaintiffs in the District Court held at the Sweet Springs the twenty sixth day of May 1804, affirming with damages and costs, a Judgment obtained by the Defendants against the Plaintiff in the County Court of Montgomery the seventh day of April 1804, whereby the Defendants recovered their freedom, with two hundred pounds damages & the Costs. This day came the parties by their Counsel, and the Court having maturely considered the transcript of the record of the Judgments aforesaid, and the arguments of Counsel, is of Opinion that the said Judgments are erroneous in this, that the cause ought to have been continued for one term, on the Motion and at the Costs of the said John Hook for the reasons assigned by him in his first bill of exceptions; therefore It is Considered that the Judgment of the District Court be reversed and annulled. And this Court proceeding to give such Judgment as the said District Court ought to have given. It is further Considered that the Judgment of the said County Court be also reversed & annulled. And it is ordered that the Jury's verdict be set aside, and that a new trial be had in the cause. Which is Ordered to be certified to the said District Court.
A Copy Teste, J. Brown, C.C.