Phillis: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 9 of 20)
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10 Unis & Cena in Hartford County in the State of Connecticut, she was then owned by one Benjamin Scott the next time I saw her was about the of 1791 in the possession of James Charlton, on Meadow Creek in the county of Montgomery, on a certain accation I was at James Charltons when he saw Flora the mother of the plaintiff tied to the bed posts. I told him I heard that he was agoing to send the negroes away he said no. That he never had talked of runing them, but James Simpkins said he would run them to Hell before they should get their freedom. James Charlton said the damn old bitch had been to Ezekiel Howard Esq to get a warrant for her freedom, that Howard did not grant [illegible] he propose [illegible] ever would, and further this deponent saith not. Elijah Meacham Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of November 1834. Wm. Wade Com'r. The time on takin the foregoing depositions was 3 and a half hours & Fee for taking $2:62 1/2 W. Wade 10