Barbara: Freedom Suit, Isle Of Wight County (Part 1 of 4)
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To the Hon: Richard H Baker Judge of the Circuit Court holden for the County of Isle of Wight Respectfully sheweth unto the Court your Complts Barbara, Lucy Ann, Jim, Pocahontas, Solomon, Anaka Elizabeth & Lewis Amelia and the Infant child of Barbara whose name is unknown and Isham persons of Colour suing in forma pauperis by way of amendment to their Original and amended bill heretofore exhibited in this Court (in the name of Barbara suing in her own right and for your other Complts.) There never was a division of the negroes of Cherry Warren, in the life time of Dawson Warren that Jeremiah Delk and Margaret his wife formerly Margaret Warren in her own right, Samuel D Delk[,] Jeremiah E L Delk and Thomas G B Delk infant children of said Jer & Margaret Delk Jas Delk admr: Cherry Warren dec'd. [Jer? Jas?] Delk Excr: of Dawson Warren dec'd. and Lewis a Person of Colour Emancipated by the late D Warren of Surry (and who was emancipated and removed beyond the jurisdiction of this Court before the initiation of this suit) may be made parties to this suit and compelled to answer the original and amended bills exhibited by Barbara in sd Court in her own right & for the benefit of her Co Complts in as full and ample manner as if the same were herein repeated, and they thereunto particularly interrogated, And that your Complts may by a Decree of this Court be free'd and set at liberty and entitled to Compensation and remuneration for their detention in slavery by sd Deft Delk exor etc. & that the Court will direct such accounts to be taken by one of its Compl. as may be necessary and such other & further relief as their case may require & [illegible] permit your complts pray the Comth Sumd [Commanding?] to Whitfield & Graves for Complts