Nancy vs. Isaac Voteau
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Superior CourtSuperior Court Northern Circuit

IsaacIsaac Voteau VoteauIsaac Voteau
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And the said Defendant by R PettiboneR Pettibone
his Attorney comes of defends the wrong
of injury when - and as to the assaulting
beating brusing ill treating and imprisoning
and keeping in prison the said
Plaintiff as in her said declaration men-
tioned the said Defendant says, that the said
Plaintiff ought not to have maintain her
aforesaid action thereof against him, be
cause he says that before and at the said
time when in the said declaration
mentioned, to writ, the place of within
the jurisdiction aforesaid, the said plaintiff
was and still is the slave of him the
Defendendant - wherefore the said Defendant
at the said time when didassault
beat, imprison and detain in prison the
said Plaintiff, so being the slave of
him the said Defendant, as he lawfully
might do - which are the same several
supposed trespasses, whereof the said plaintiff
hath above thereof complained against
him, and this he is ready to verify - wherefore
He praysjudgement

RufusRufus Pettitione Atty
For Deft.