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: For certain causes moved before the Judge of our Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the said County of Scott. We command you, and every of you, that you, or one of you, under your or one of your seals, the record and proceedings in a certain cause in Chancery between Barbara a free woman of Colour guardian ad litem for her infant children James Washington and Lucinda plaintiff, and Jonathan Osborn & others Defts, with all things touching the same as fully and wholly as the same and before you now residing, to the Judge of our Said Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery at the Courthouse on the first day of the next Term, do send and certify enclosed, together with this writ. And from all further proceedings in the said cause you altogether abstain - Witness John S Martin Clerk of our said Court at the Courthouse, this 10th day of August 1831 in the 56th year of the Commonwealth.
John S Martin C.C.