from servitude. Your respondents having answer and said bill of the complainant pray to be dismissed the court with their costs in this suit on their behalf impended
Frances L. Smith, Atto. for respondents J. R. Robertson, Guardian ad Litem
Elizabeth X Dooger Sophia X Stafford William X Swift Nelson X Westfall
Virginia Page County to wit Negroes William, Nelson, Elizabeth and Sophia, personally appeared before the subscriber a justice of peace for the County aforesaid and made oath that the allegations contained in the above bill so far as they defended on their own knowledge were true and so far as they depended on the knowledge of others they believed to be true. Given under my hand this 24th day of August 1833.
John J. Thompson