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2nd Sheet quainted with both the Jordan Andersons and their families for his work as a Magistrate in asserting a Notice for her freedom and that the said Justice after an investigation of the matter at a time when abundant evidence existed as to the title of Jordan Anderson the younger to said woman being satisfied that she had no just claim to freedom returned her to said Jordan Anderson the younger as his slave. But the respondant denies that said Jordan Anderson the younger by holding and claiming the land devised to him ought to be considered as having made his election that he would not afterwards retain his title to the said Rachel and her children because the respondant submits that by retaining Rachel and her children as well as the land, he as much elected to take the one as the other, and that he can with no more propriety be said to have elected to take the land and give