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William Foote Lucinda Scott In Chry
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William H Foote vs Lucinda Scott} In Chry Henry Tatrapaugh being first duly sworn says, that he is one of the police constables of Alexandria, & as an officer became well acquainted with the character & conduct of a negro girl named Betsey who belonged to the Estate of the late Richard M Scott. that she was one of the worst & most abandoned girls in the home, that her conduct became frequently the subject of complaint, & the police constables lodged complaints against her with Mrs. Scott, who finally directed her arrest, & that she would be carried to her cornfields. This deponent arrested her, & when urged to go home & behave better, said girl declined repeatedly that she would not go home, & said if carried there she would not stay & that the Devil himself would not keep her there--& used a great many other similar