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Lucy: Freedom Suit, Petersburg City

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Town of Petersburg to wit: John Allison personally appeared before me & made oath that he had a conversation with Arch: A. Campbell, one of the Joint owners of the said Lucy (the complainant) on Tuesday last, in his office, who informed this affiant that he was willing to receive his Interest in the aforesaid woman Lucy & had already been willing, and from what he said concerning his Sister Epes: this affiant inferred her willingness to receive her interest also, at the appraised Value; and this Affiant had a conversation on the same day with P.P. Batte, who said that the Legacy to Benjamin H. Rice had been paid to him & that he considered that the Legacy would not be liable for the payment of the debts before the sale of the negroes (should there be a deficiency of assets) but this woman (the complainant) must be sold; about which there was a