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Ruth: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 4 of 5)

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The commonwealth of Virginia, To Gentlemen, Justices of the Peace, for the county of Anson in the state of North Carolina Greeting:

Know you that we trusting to your fidelity and circumspection, do require you that at such times and places as you shall appoint, you call and cause to come before you Elizabeth Lowry and William Owen

witnesses on behalf of Ruth & her children in a certain matter of controversy in our superior court of Montgomery County, in the state of Virginia depending between the said Ruth & her children Plaintiffs and James Sallust Defendant and them diligently examine on oath or affirmation and such examination into our said court, you shall distinctly, plainly and without delay tend and certify the same, enclosed together with this writ. Witness Charles Taylor, Clerk of our said Court, the 29th day of December 1821 in the 46th year of our foundation.

Charles Taylor, CMC