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Barbara: Freedom Suit, Scott County

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the security to him for the said Richmond, which will more fully appear by the said Deed recorded in this Court, and which is here refered [referred] to and prayed to be taken as a part of this Bill. Under this Deed, contrary to the Rights of the said children to their freedom the said Trustee, without the interposition of this Court, may proceed to sell the Children of your Oratrix. And they may be removed by the purchaser beyond the jurisdiction of the [illegible] where they [the rest of the sentence is illegible]

[Center of Page Aligned Vertically] H Barbary &c

vs } Bill

Osborn &c

1826 May Bill filed [illegible] granted & process awd. 1827. Sept. Bill filed Sworn to prayer granted see order inclosed, process awd & issued, & deft Jono Osborn executed Bond, Octr als Spa issued Novr Decr Cont. Decr. decree Answer of deft. Jonathan Osborn filed & notice to dissolve 1828 Jany to June contd. July to Decr. contd. 1829 Jany. to Decr. Cont 1830 Jany. Cont. Feby. set for hearing by Defts. Mch. to Octr. contd. Novr. Defts moved to dissolve [illegible] & dismiss bill, motion overruled & Contd.- 1831 Octr. appl. granted ordered that proceedings cease