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At May Rules 1808. The plaintiff filed a Declaration in the following words To Wit.
 
At May Rules 1808. The plaintiff filed a Declaration in the following words To Wit.
 
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At May Rules 1808. The plaintiff filed a Declaration in the following words To Wit. Grayson County To Wit: Hagar a black woman sues in forma pauperis for her freedom and Complains of Philip Gaines in Custody &c. For that whereas the said Philip Gaines on the second day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred & six with fource and Arms an assault did make on the plaintiff and her did beat in the County aforesaid and did imprison and detain unlawfully without the consent of the plaintiff and has ever since detained in his custody Oppressively and Unlawfully, And whereas the plaintiff was brought out of the State of Maryland in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty eight by one Frederick Idle into this state and detained by him without the will of the plaintiff unlawfully and against the Act of Assembly in that case made & provided untill the said Defendant with fource and Arms an assault did make and beat as aforesaid. And her detained and has detained ever since untill the [illegible] this Action, against the form of the Statute and dignity of the Commonwealth to the damage of the plaintiff Five hundred Dollars. And therefore she sues. J. Kelley Papers filed when suit was brought. To wit. A Petition. To any Magistrate or the Worshipful Court of Grayson your Petitioner Humbly sheweth that she is unjustly detained in Slavery by Philip Gaines, being brought into this state out of Maryland in the year 1788. And the law in that case not being complied with. I hope you will give me a Warrant and have my Witnesses summoned when I shall be able to [Right Side of Page] prove that I am free. Warrant. To the Sheriff of Grayson. Summon Majr. Philip Gaines to appear before me or some other Justice of the peace for said County to Answer the Complaint of Hagar who complains that she is illegally detained in Slavery by the said Philip Gaines, and make due return how you have exectured the Warrant. Given under my hand this 22nd of February 1808. William Ballard 1808. Summon. Daniel Keith. Rosanna his wife. Nancey Patton. and William - witnesses Shfs return. "Executed Isaac Simson D. S. Endorsd. This warrant being returned Executed and it appearing from testimony that she was brought into this state since the year 1778 from the state of Maryland therefore entitled to be heard by the County Court. And the Slave is Ordered into the Custody of the Constable Joseph South till further proceedings be had therein as the law directs. Given under my hand this 23rd day of February 1808. M Dickey Bond. Know all men by these presents that we Philip Gaines and William Vaughn of the Commonwealth for the time being and his successors in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars current money for which payment will bond our heirs Executors and Administrators Jointly severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 23rd day of February 1808. The conditions of this obligation is such that whereas a suit has been brought in Grayson Court by Hagar a Negroe Woman against the above bound Philip Gaines for her freedom and by and Order of said Court the said P. Gaines is permitted to take