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Ruth: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 2 of 5)

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Woman named Easter the property of Susanah Lowry my grandmother, she had a mulatto female child named Ruth, the sd. child was born in this county and carried from these parts when she was young, I cannot say whither the woman who appears here is the plaintiff is the same Ruth or not. Interrogatory Please to describe Easter Answer She was a tolerable sized woman not very black and had a kind of stoppadge [stoppage] or impediment in her speach [speech] Judith Boggan x her mark

The foregoing depositions all are severly [severally] sworn to and subscribed before us at the house of Dr. William Mendenhall the 15th day June 1819- the other witnesses in said commission named not appearing-

W. Dismuks J.P. Jno. Benton J.P.