Daniel: Chancery Cause, Bedford County (Part 1 of 2)
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the insanity of their said testator. The plaintiff in this suit abandoning the idea of establishing the insanity of your orators testator alleged in her said bill on the day of 1858, the said suit was compromised between the said parties. The said plaintiff consenting to the freedom of the said slaves. Your orators further say that the right of the said slaves to their freedom, under the provisions & conditions contained in the said will is now unquestioned. Accordingly your orators by a deed dated the day of 1859, & now of record in the Clerks Office of the County Court of Bedford asserted to the legacy of freedom contained in the said will to all of the said slaves and all of the said negroes ever afterwards requested by an order of this County Court of Bedford in the Clerks Office of the County Court of said County. Your orators further represent that they made all the necessary arrangements to have the said negroes sent to the said Colony of Liberia - & that they expended a larger sum of money in getting an outfit for them - that they appointed the American Colonization Society their true and lawful agent to carry into effect the provisions of the said Clause of this testators will
- An office copy of the said Deed is herewith filed marked "B" & prayed to be taken as a part of this Bill