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Barbara: Freedom Suit, Scott County

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Know all men by these presents that we Jonathan Osborn, Griffeth Dickenson, David Sloas and William Beckley of Scott County and held and formerly bound unto William B. Giles Governor or Chief Magistrate of The Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of One thousand dollars, to be paid to the said Governor, and his successors, for the time being to which payment well and truly to be made, We bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this Eleventh day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven. The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a suit in Chancery has been commenced in the county court of Scott County by Barbara a free woman of Color, for, and in behalf of her infant Children James Washington and Lucinda to procure their freedom, against the above bound Jonathan Osborne and others, and the said Jonathan wishing to retain the possession of the said children James Washington, and Lucinda, untill [until] the decree of the said Court rendered in the premises. Now therefore, in pursuance to the Order of the said Court made this day, if the said Jonathan Osborne shall at all times harm the said Children James Washington and Lucinda forthcoming to answer the Decree of the Court made in the premises, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

Jonathan Osborn {Seal} Griffith Dickenson {Seal} David Sloas {Seal} William Beckley {Seal}