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Abby: Freedom Suit, Petersburg City (Part 1 of 2)

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Prince George Sct. In obedience to an order of court we the subscribers being first sworn have appraised all the estate of Parsons Bradley decd that has been shewn to us as above as witness our hands this 28th of May 1768. John Thweatt[,] William Parsons[,] John Ruston Mary Bradley[,] Wm. Ragsdale Admrs. At a Court held for Prince Geo. County at the Court House on Tuesday the 12th day of July 1768. William Ragsdale and Mary Bradley admors of Parsons Bradley decd returned the inventory and appraisement of the said decedents Estate which is by order of the Court truly recorded. Teste Theo. Bland A Copy Teste Peter Williams C. Ct (16) Received of Mr. Michael Heathcote the sum of sixty pounds in part of the purchase of a negro wench Dilcey this twenty ninth day of March one thousand seven hundred and eighty six. David P. Bradley Know all men by these presents that I David Bradley of Sussex County for and in consideration of the sum of forty five pounds current money of Virginia to be in hand paid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, Have granted bargained sold an confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto Michael Heathede of the town of Petersburg one negro woman slave named Aggy about 24 years of age together with her future increase unto him the sd Michael Heathcote his heirs Exors Admrs and assigns forever and I the said David Bradley for myself my heirs exors & admrs the said David Bradley for myself my heirs exors & admrs the said negro woman slave with her future increase unto him the said Michael Heathcote his heirs exors, admrs and assigns will warrant and forever defend against any person or persons whatever having or claiming any right or title in or to the said negro slave or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal this