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Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 8 of 17)

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Montgomery County April [ye?] 3d 1811 This day came Philip Gaines before me Joseph King a Justice of the peace for said County and made Oath that sometime Last Spring as well as he now Recollects a Number of witnesses were directed to Summons to Appear at Grayson Court on behalf of Hagar a pauper vs Frederick Idle five or six from the County of Wythe as well as he now Recollects and perhaps ten or fifteen that Lived in the County of Grayson the greater part of which attended as he Believes and the said Hagar also But Could get no triall [sheets?] After that time it was Discovered by Frederick Idle and his party the Clerk of Grayson who has a Very undue Influence over said Court (as he said Gaines has Been Taught to Believe by the oppressive acts of said Courts) that John Patton and Allice Jones who were Raisd with the said Hagar and who Came to Virginia from Maryland with the said Frederick Idle were Very Material witnesses on her behalf By which she Could prove her Removerall from Maryland to this State and also prove the Impossibility of his haveing Entered the said Hagar from strong Circumstances as they Travelld with said Idle from the one state to the other. That the said Idle ordered out two writs one against John Patton and the