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Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 1 of 6)

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At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery Wednesday May 7th 1834 Ned, James, Priscilla and Peter, Plts.


John Booker, the said John Booker adm'r with the will annexed of George Moore deceased and Frances, Alexander, Josephus, Baylor, Walker and children of Thomas Dudley deceased and Infants under the age of twenty one years by Tignal Dudley their Guardian ad litem - Defts. } In Chancery

This cause came on this day to be heard upon the Bill answer exhibits and depositions of witnesses and was argued by counsel upon consideration whereof the Court doth adjudge order and decree that issues be made up and tried at the Bar of this Court upon the common Law side thereof to ascertain first whether Richard Moore late of the County of King and Queen left a will at the time of his death and secondly if so how he disposed of his real estate and whether he devised any portion thereof to his Son John Moore and if so how much and where to be laid off and whether upon conditions and if so what conditions and whether said conditions have been fully performed and if not fully performed to what extent and the reasons why not fully performed upon motion of the plaintiff by their counsel it is further ordered that John Moore, Jr. appointed by the Court as received of this causes pay to the attorney of the plaintiffs such sums which may be necessary not exceeding thirty dollars to defray the expenses of taking the depositions of Judge James Webb of Florida to be read as evidence in this cause and on motion of the Defendant leave is granted them to retake the depositions of Suzanne Collins to be read as evidence in this cause.

A Copy Teste Robert Pollard, JCC.