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Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 8 of 17)

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Wythe County this day Major James Ward appered before me Hugh McGevack and made oath that was present on Sunday the 31st day of March with Col Stephen Saunders Robert Crockett and Frederick Idle went to the Door of a House in which Philip Gaines was which Door was Locked and the said Gaines had in the said House a Negro woman calld Hagar and two Children and that the said Col Saunders although inform by the said Gaines and the Widow Cattrin that he the said Gaines had rented.The said House and had full possession thereof and forewarn the said Saunders not to Break the Door It Being Locked yet the said Saunders Did Break the said Door open and him and Robert Crockett Did Enter the said House and take forcible possession of Hagar and her two Children and Carry them off without any authority