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Phillis: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 12 of 20)

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Questions by Mr. Hartwell in behalf of Deft Question Who first told you that your deposition would be wanted to free slaves in Virginia Ans. Mr. Samuel Ware Ques. by same. Was there much said upon the subject by Mr. Ware. Ans. He had a 'letter' from Suffield he shewed us but do not recollect much was said Ques. by same. Can you tell what was wanted in the letter to be proved Ans I understood they wanted to prove that Flora was free I recollect nothing more. Ques. by same. How many children had Flora Ans - I do not know Ques. Do you know from your own knowledge that Flora was made free or carried away by Hanchett & Bronson Ans I do by common report and nothing else. Further deponent saith not. Sarah Nelson Commonwealth of Massachusetts Franklin ss Town of Deerfield the sixth day of November in the year or our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty five Then at the house of Jerimiah Nelson before us Samuel Ware and Pliny Orms Justices of the Peace for said county personally appeared Sarah Nelson signer of the foregoing deposition and before giving the same, made solemn oath on the Holy Evan