Barbara: Freedom Suit, Scott County (Part 2 of 2)
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Virginia At a Court continued and held for Scott County the 12th day of February 1823. On the Petition of Barbary a woman of coulour for leave to file her Bill against the heirs and Representatives of Stephen Osborn deceased, and to sue in the favor of a poor person. Andrew McHenry is assigned her as Counsel, who presented the Bill of the said Barbary, and the Court being fully satisfied, from abundant Testimony that the facts stated in the said Bill, or all the material parts thereof are true, do order that the said Bill Be [received?] and that process be issued by the Clerk of this Court on behalf of the said Barbary, according to the prayer of said bill. And it is further Ordered that the Sheriff of this County, do take possion [possession] of the said Barbary and her said Children Siney and Wesley and by the Consent of the Counsel for the defendants who appeared and defended the motion of the said Barbary. It is further ordered that the said sheriff do place the said Barbary & her said children in the possion of the said Andrew McHenry untill the defendants that are in this County or some of them, give bond with good Security in the sum of twelve hundred dollars to have the said Barbary & her said children Siney and Wesley, forthcoming to abide the further order of this Court made in this cause, and that the said Barbary & her said Children shall not be removed out of this jurisdiction of this Court, untill the death of the said Comfort Osborn, or untill the first decree of this Court made in this cause. A Copy Teste John S Martin DC