Barbara: Freedom Suit, Scott County (Part 1 of 2)
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Know all men by these presents that we Jonathan Osborn and Alexander M Gray of Scott County are held and firmly bound unto Barbara a free woman of Colour in the just and full sum of one hundred dollars to be paid to the said Barbara, her certain Attorney, her executors administrators or assigns, for the payment whereof 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 October in the year 1831.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas at a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery continued and held for Scott County at the Courthouse thereof the 13th day of September 1831 on the petition of the above bound Jonathan Osborn an appeal was granted him by an order of the said Court, from the interlocutory orders of the County Court of Scott granting an injunction in the suit in Chancery therein pending between the above named Barbara a free woman of colour plaintiff, and said Jonathan Osborne and others Defendants and refusing to dissolve the same and dismiss the plaintiff bill. If therefore the said Jonathan Osborn shall prosecute the said appeal with effect, or pay and satisfy all such costs and damages as shall be awarded against him in case he shall be cast therein, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force & virtue Jonathan Osborne (Seal) Alex.d'r M. Gray (Seal)