Lemmon: Freedom Suit, Augusta County
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Virginia to wit: At Rules holden in the Clerk's Offiae of the superior Court of Chancery for the Staunton District, the first Monday in March 1816. Lemmon (a man of colour,) plaintiff, against John Reynolds administrator of Joseph Holmes dec'd, Hugh Holmes, Elisha Boyd and Nancy his wife, David Holmes, Moss and Gertrude his wife &c. defendants. The defendant David Holmes not having entered his appearance and given security according to the act of Assembly and the rules of this Court, and it appearing by satisfactory evidence that he is not an inhabitant of this country: It is ordered, That the said defendant do appear here on the first day of the next term and answer the bill of the plaintiff; and that a copy of this order be forthwith inserted in some newspaper published in staunton for two months successively, and posted at the front door of the court house in the said town of staunton. A copy. Teste, William S. Eskridge, c c c Corporation of Staunton, &c - Isaac Collett this day made oath on the holy Evangelists, that the annexed order has been inserted for two months successively, previous to the 15th of June, 1816, in a newspaper published in the town of Staunton: and posted at the front door of the court house in said town of Staunton. Given under my hand, as justice of the peace, this 29th day of June, 1816.