Barbara: Freedom Suit, Scott County (Part 1 of 2)
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(12) February 1830. On the motion of the Defendant Jonathan Osborn by Counsel, it is ordered that the cause be set down for hearing. And at a Court of Quarterly session continued and held for said County, the 11th day of November 1830 On the calling of this cause, the Defendant Osborn by Counsel, moved the Court to dissolve the injunction heretofore granted, and to dismiss the plaintiffs bill. The Court refused to dissolve the injunction or to dismiss the bill, and continued the cause without any proof other than that now contained in the papers in the cause The order last proceeding, is the last entry made in the cause. The deed of Trust refered to by the plaintiff in her bill and prayed to be taken as a part thereof is in these words to wit. Trust Deed. - "This Indenture made this eleventh day of March 1823 between Isaac Richmond of the one part and John S Martin of the other part; Witnesseth, that the said Richmond for and in consideration of one dollar to him in hand paid. Doth bargain and sell unto the said John S Martin and his heirs the following property to wit, five slaves to wit Barbara, and her children [Samy?], Wesley, Jim, & Lindy; the three first viz Barbara, [Samy?] and Wesley, claim their freedom by devise of Stephen Osborn dec'd, after the death of his wife Comfort who is yet living, and the said Stephen having devised all his property including the above slaves to his children except the three first, for whose freedom suits are now pending as well as a suit to set aside the will which devises three their freedom as above said; the said Richmond hath purchased of the other heirs and distributes of said Stephen (being two in number including heirs) their interest in said slaves, except the interest of four of their viz including his own, six slaves, which are intended hereby to be conveyed for the purpose of securing Jonathan Osborn who is Richmond's security to Benjamin Estill in a note for two hundred dollars. To Have and To Hold said