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Daniel: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 1 of 2)

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fifty dollars, and to each of Sally's children one dollar and to Aba the sum of fifty dollars - and directed that each of the said several sums of money should be paid to the said slaves respectively on their arrival in Liberia. Your orators would further represent, that in a short time after the death of their said testator the necessary sum was raised to pay the expenses of the said slaves to Liberia, and your orators were making preparations to carry into effect the provisions of their testators will in sending the said slaves to the Colony of Liberia, where a suit was instituted in this Honorable Court against your orators by one David Royster, denying the right of freedom to a portion of the said slaves & claiming that portion of them as his own - That at the September Term of this Court 1854, the said suit was decided adversely to the plaintiff in the said suit, and your orators were again making preparation to send the said slaves to the said Colony of Liberia, when a second suit was instituted in the said Court against your orators, by one Martha [McDermond?], the object of which said suit was to set aside and render null and void the said will on the alleged ground of