Malinda and Nelly, people of color, by and through their next friend, Beriah Cleland v. Robert Wilburn
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Robert WilburnRobert Wilburn


And the said WilburnWilburn by his attorney comes and defends the wrong and injury
when and says that the said MalindaMalinda ought
not to have or maintain her aforesaid action
thereof against him because he says that
at the time of the commencement of this
suit the said MalindaMalinda was the slave of the
said WilburnWilburn without this that the said MalindaMalinda
at the time of the Commencement of the
said suit was a free person and of this he
puts himself upon the County &c

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