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Phillis: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 16 of 20)

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that the Judge of that Circuit Hon Jas G Brown had become connected by marriage with one of the depos. & therefore felt a delicacy in sitting on the trials. That that impediment in the way of Judge Browns sitting in the causes he now understands is removed & that Judge has no longer any objection to try the causes. That this affiant verily believes a fair trial of sd causes might now be had in Montgomery or in any of the counties of that circuit at a cost & trouble greatly reduced below what it would be here at a distance of eighty or one hundred miles from the homes of the witnesses & parties. That the preparation for trail would be much more certain & satisfactory to both parties in Montgomery or its adjacent counties than here. In [illegible] that no cause could have produced the removal of the causes out of sd Montgomery in court & the subjection of the parties to such great expense & trouble & delay, but the inability of the judge of the circuit to try these or that difficulty being out of the way Your affiant is advised that without further reason they will be sent back Your affiant further states that the Hon. Judge Brown has stated to him recently that he had no objection now to presiding over the trials of the causes. Given under my hand this 13th September 1849. John A Cumings JP