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Judge Wythe had a yellow woman by the name of Lydia who lived with him as wife or mistress as was quite common in this city fifty years ago with gentlmen of the older time. By this woman he had a son named Mike who was not only fine looking but very intelligent & the Judge took great pleasure in educating him & made him an accomplished scholar. Growing old & needing some assistance in attending to his business Judge W. wrote for a nephew of his by the name of George Wythe Sweeney living in the county of Elizabeth City Va & he came & lived with him. He was treated vy kindly & generously by his patron & the latter made a bequeathing to Mike & this youth all of his property as co[-]heirs. The