Ruth: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 2 of 5)
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And what do you know of the matter in continuing Answer- I know nothing- Mr Mendenhall Judith Lowry the second witness being sworn answer to the following interrogations- viz- Interrogatory 1st Are you acquainted with a mulatto woman Ruth the plaintiff in this commission named-? Ansr. I was acquainted with a negro woman named Easter who about forty years ago had a mulatto female child who was named Ruth- the said Easter belonged to my mother at the time of Ruth’s birth and she kept them about five years when the said Easter and Ruth were carried into South Carolina- Interrogatory 2nd Where was Ruth born? Ansr. In Anson County North Carolina Interrogatory 3rd Is or is not the mulatto woman who is now present and calls herself Ruth the child of Easter? Ansr. It has been so long since Easter and Ruth were carried from these parts, and Ruth was so very young that I cannot say that she is the same, as I have no recollection of her features- Interr. 4 Describe Easter- Anr. She was a tolerably well set woman of the ordinary size, not very black, but rather inclined to Hazel color, she stood remarkably straight rather inclined backwards- Judy Lowry Ms. Elizabeth Lowry the third witness maketh the following answers. Interrogatory 1st Are you are you not acquainted with the mulatto woman Ruth the plaintifg in this suit and were you acquainted with a negro woman namd Easter? Answer 1st I knew a negro woman named Easter who belonged to my mother many years past she had a female mulatto child about forty years past, Easter and her child were carried from this county into South Carolina, and I saw the sd. Easter and Ruth in possession of one Jezikiah Pigg near Camden South Carolina. My mother claimed the negroes and demanded them of sd. Pigg who refused to give them up.