Ruth: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 1 of 5)
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Ruth for herself & children
vs. } Petn.
 Oct. leave granted the Petitioners to sue for their freedom &c 1817 May Plea, Repl, and Rejoinders, filed in writing - non suit: suit reinstated, Exceptions filed, and leave given the plt. to go to Pittsylvania and to the state of N. & S. Carolina in search of testimony.
1817 Sept. Court Plt. vs. Dpt.
1818 Octo. Sums an order, to shew cause why an attachment should not Issue to him for disobeying orders of let: April 1819 Cont'd. Sept. D. [illegible] Apl add'l counsel [illegible] of Octo. last [illegible] April 1820 Contd. Sept. Court, and spa. Duces tecrum awarded pltffs. 1821 Apl. cont by consent Septr. Jos. Draper att'd. council for pltffs. & spa. D. Tecrum to Eliz Gray & cont'd.