Milly v. Stephen Smith
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1 farm and stocked the same, & declared that he meant,
to reside there permanently, & has ever since resided
there: and that he kept said MillyMilly , there with the in-
tention of making the same place her domicile,
as well as his own: and that she resided with him
these from October or November eighteen hundred and twenty six till some time in May in the year eighteen hundred and twenty seven, at which
latter time said StephenStephen Smith SmithStephen Smith came thither, and
took said MillyMilly , secretly against her consent and
the consent of said Shipman & brought her to StSt Louis.
LouisSt Louis claiming her as his slave, & holding, her as his slave, when & where this suit, for
fredom was commenced,. And said Court doth,the person aforesaid
further find, that after the said deed of emancipation
was executed, the said StephenStephen Smith ,SmithStephen Smith paid as secu-
rity, for said Shipman, to the Sheriff who had execu-
tions against him therefor, the claim of Levin
Cooper & the claim of PollyPolly Rice mentioned in
the said Instrument of Mortgage above set forth,
amounting to the sum of six hundred thirty
two dollars fifty four cents; and that said exe-
cutions issued after said Shipman had carried
said MillyMilly , into the State of IndianaIndiana as afore-
said. And said Court doth further find that said Ste-
phenSmithSmith never had possession of said MillyMilly ,
till the month of May in the year eighteen hundred and twenty seven aforesaid when he
went to IllinoisIllinois, & seized, & carried her away as
aforesaid and that he claims her as a slave under, said deed of mortgage & in no other way:: and that said Shipman had always,
had possession of her during a period of several
years, till said last mentioned time. And the