Susan, a free woman of color v. Henry Hight
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Susan a black woman
HenryHenry Hight

Action of assualt
and battery and false
imprisonment for

It was proved on the trial of the cause that in
the year 1889OneJamesJames Rayer came from
the State of MarylandMaryland a slave holding in state
to the and Territory a part of the North
Western Territory and to that part which is
now IllinoisIllinois Territory and that he brought with
him said susan and claimed and exercised
authority over here said IllinoisIllinois Territory as a slave
till 1812 then he removed there
1812 there he removed to LouisianaLouisiana Territory
and took saidSusanSusan with him and that she before
the bringing of this suit came into the hands of defend
antbeing administrator of said Rayer and by him as a slave and that
the was the service ofComencement
of this suit in the hands of siad Hight and
is in his hands -

M McGirk



J. BartonJ Barton

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