John Murry vs. Louis Menard and Clayton Tiffin
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contract could not operate to effect his eman
cipation untill the entire payment of the money
4th there is no evidence before the jury
of any act of any one of the successive
owners of said JohnJohn Merry MerryJohn Merry , which can in law amount to an emancipation of said
John:

To the giving of which said instructions to the
jury, the plaintiff by his counsel objected; but
the court overruled the objection and gave
said instructions to the jury.

The plaintiff by his counsel there proved the
court to give to the jury the following instruc
tions, to cuit:

1st that if the jury believe from the evi
dence, that John the plaintiff was born in
the now state of IllinoisIllinois, subsequent to the
passage of the ordinance passed by the congress
of the United StatesUnited States on the 13th day of July, 1787, for the government of the Territory of
the United StatesUnited States, Northwest of the River OhioOhio
that they ought to find for the plaintiff.

2nd If the jury believe from the evidence
that the plaintiff contracted with Louis Pin
coneau in the state of IllinoisIllinois, for his freedom
and was set at Liberty by said Pinconeau
in pursuance of said contract, that they
ought to find for the plaintiff, unless they
also find that said plaintiff was not to be
free till all the purchase money to be -
given by said contract for his freedom was first
to be paid.

3rd That unless the jury believe from the evi
dence that John the plaintiff or some of his ma
ternal ancestors were held in slavery in the
now state of IllinoisIllinois before or at the time of
the passage of the ordinance passed by the -
congress of the United StatesUnited States on the 13th July 1787 for the government of the Territory of
the United StatesUnited States northwest of the River OhioOhio, by
a French or Cannadian or inhabitant or inhabitants

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or other settler or settlers of the Kaskaskias,
St Vincents, or the neighboring villages who processed
him, her or themselves a citizen or citizens of
the State of VirginiaState of Virginia at or previous to the passage
of said ordinance, that they ought to find for
the plaintiff. To the giving of the said instruc
tions prayed prayed for by said defendant and re
fusing to give to the jury the said instructions
prayed for by the plaintiff, and to all of said
decisions of said court, the said to paintiff by
his counsel excepts, and praying the courts that this his bill
of Exceptions may may be allowed, signed and seated
for a testimony, by the Judge, and be made a part of the record
in the proceedings of this cause, which is
done accordingly

WillWill . C. CarrCarr

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