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Daniel: Freedom Suit, Northampton County (Part 1 of 3)

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David et al vs. Major S. Pitts admor et als} In chancery This cause came on to be this day heard upon the Bill & exhibits, its answer of William G. Pitts admor de boris non with the will directed by Major S. Pitts decd the answer of Charles J. B. West the bill taken as for [illegible] Jos. H. White admr de boris non of Obedience White, decd, and against William Wilson and Polly his wife and John H. [Warder?] and the Administration of witnesses and was argued by counsel; on consideration whereof the court doth adjudge, order, and decree that the [illegible] awarded in this cause on the 7th day of August 1852 he rendered and made perpetual and the court doth further adjudge order and decree that the said Leah, George Junior, Jimmy and Joe are free; and the court doth further adjudge order and decree that the Sheriff assign and transfer to Henry A. Wise and Hamilton S. Neale, the attorneys of the said complainants the bonds for the heirs of the said complainants, and the several sums of money collected on acct of the heirs of said complainants taken and collected by virtue of this and the former orders of this court, after having first deducted therefrom his commissions and [illegible] attending said plaintiffs and bring out. And that the complainants recover of said defendants William G. Pitts, admr de bonis non as aforesaid said Chas. J. D. West their costs by them in this suit in their behalf as funded out of which the fees due to the officers of this court are to be paid. And it is further ordered that this decree be suspended for the space of ninety days during which time defendants William G. Pitts admr d.b. n with the will annexed of Major S. Pitts & Charles J. D. West shall make known their intention of petitioning for an appeal from