Reuben: Chancery Cause, Bedford County
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on Motion Robert C. Mitchell is appointed guardian ad litem to the infant defendants John, Martha, William & Ann
The answer of John, Martha, William and Ann infant defendants by Robert C. Mitchell their Guardian ad litem Specially assigned them to defend them in the cause to a bill of Complaint exhibited against them by Jenny, Reuben, Mary and Jacob emancipated slaves of the late John Neal deceased in the County Court of Bedford and the Said defendants having &c for answer Say that they are infants of tender years and cannot be presumed to know their rights they therefore submit them to the judgement at this worshipful - court and having fully answered they pray to be hence dismissed &c