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Aaron: Freedom Suit, Prince Edward County (Part 1 of 2)

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money. That the said Andrew Baker by his will, freed almost the whole of his slaves; but considering the complainant already legally discharged from his service, the complainant is not mentioned in the will. The Copy of said will is here refered to. The Complainant therefore prays that the said widow and Executors of Andrew Baker, may be made defendants to this Bill, and on Oath answer the same fully and particularly; and that by the Decree of this Court the Complainant may be set at liberty, and that the Defendants may be compelled to execute such deed or other writing as may be proper and necessary to carry into effect the intention of the said Andrew Baker Dec'd, and which the said decedant in his life time supposed was fully executed; but perhaps the formalities of the Law not wholly complied with.

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