Malinda and Nelly, Free Persons of Colour, by and through Their Next Friend, Beriah Cleland v. Robert Wilburn
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Robert Milburn

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

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