Barbara: Freedom Suit, Scott County (Part 1 of 2)
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The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Justices of the Court of Scott County greeting. We command you that from all further proceedings on the interlocutory orders of the Court of Scott County granting an injunction in the Suit in Chancery therein pending between Barbara a free woman of Colour plaintiff and Jonathan Osborne & others Defendants and refusing to dissolve the same, and dismiss the plaintiffs bill, you altogether Supersede and abstain from all further proceedings in said cause, from which interlocutory orders and refusal the Judge of our Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Scott County has granted an appeal on the humble petition of the said Jonathan Osborn. He the said Jonathan Osborn having given security to prosecute with effect, or pay and satisfy all such costs and damages as shall be awarded against him in case he shall be cast therein. We also command you that you give Notice to the said Barbara that she be before the Judge of our said Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery at the Court House on the first day of the next Term, then and there to have a rehearing of the whole matter in the cause aforesaid. And have then there this writ. Witness John S Martin Clerk of our said Court at the Courthouse, this 11th day of October 1831 in the 56th year of the Commonwealth. John S Martin CSC