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Robertson US 23 North In this ease as well as in the ease of Bowles us North, I am counsel for me plain hiffs Bowles [illegible] and [Myrhlda?]. If these plain hiffs were ually slaves, I do not see how they could have the benefit of the [illegible] in their favors decreed to them. But they contend that in truth they are emancipated by the will. It is certain that no particular words are prescribed which must be used in order to emancipate a slave. In a will the value for of the [illegible] is all that in receptors. In their case, all the provisions in the will and codicil prove clearly the valuator to manumit my clients. They are to be hired to masters of their choosing; are to have the heir to the used at theri discretion; and in case they marry free men, considerate legacies are given to them. To decide that they are not free, would be to decide against the [iniuatar?] of the [illegible] and to decide that particular words are receptors to [illegible] a slave. But in addition