Milly, a black woman, for herself and her two infant children, Eliza and Bob v. Mathias Rose
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In the Circuit CourtCircuit Court
August Term 1819

Mathias RoseRose
MillyMilly a black woman
claiming freedom

And the said Mathias RoseRose by BartonBarton his attorney comes and defends
the force and injury when and says the said
MillyMilly ought not to have or maintain her aforesaid
action thereof against him because he says
the said MillyMilly at the said time when was
and still is the slave of him the said Mathias
RoseRose . To wit at the County aforesaid without
this that the said MillyMilly is free in manner
and form as she above in her declaration sup-
and this the said Mathias RoseRose is ready
to verify. Wherefore he prays judgment

J BartonJ Barton atty to deft