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Ruth: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 1 of 5)

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Questions to ask Elizabeth Lowry. 1. Can you say whether Ruth the plaintiff in this Cause is the mulatto child of Easter who was the property of your father John May? 2. Do you know whether your husband Robert[ Lowry? Loury?] Recovered the negro woman Easter and her child Ruth from Conrod Wall and James Sallust of the County of Montgomery in the State of Virginia by suits at law? 3. Did you or did you not understand from your husband Robert Lowry that he had Recovered the negro woman Easter and her mulatto Child Ruth that was born in Anson County in the State of North Carolina from Conrod Wall and James Sallust of the County of Montgomery in the State of Virginia and that he sold the said negroes to the said Wall and Sallust? &c 4. Can you State how Easter and Ruth came to the possession of the said Wall and Sallust? 5. Can you State how it happened that Easter & Ruth were carried to the State of Virginia? 6. At what time was Easter and Ruth taken to the State of Virginia? Ask Elizabeth Lowry the same questions in substance with those above set down and ask them both whether Robert Lowry is still alive and if he is have his depositions taken. Ask Elizabeth Lowry where Hezekiah Pigg lived