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

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The deposition of E Booker taken in P. Edward Court this 19th of June 1811 to be read as evidence in a suit in chancery depending in this court Aaron vs Bakers Exors &c who being sworn saith that he wrote the will of A. Baker referred to by the Pltff: in his bill. When writing that part relative to the emancipation of his slaves, Mrs. Baker wife of the testator, asked Mr. Baker, what he ment to do with Aaron the Pltff:? He replied he should not say any thing about him, for if he willed him free, he might make his estate liable to maintain him as he was above 45 years old and said if he would get his freedom from what he promised him, he might, & if not, he supposed he must be a slave or words to that effect. E Booker

Sworn to in court June 19th 1811 by Edward Booker B. J. Worsham DC