Milly v. Stephen Smith
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as the plaintiff hath above on her declaration thereof
alleged and doth say that if upon being sufficiently
advised of and concerning the premesies, this county
shall be of opinion that the defendant is guilty
is aforesaid then this court as a jury doth find
that the depondant is guilty of the said trespass
as the plaintiff.

said Court doth further find that the
aforesaid deed executed between said SmithSmith & Shipman
called a mortgage, was so executed in Shelby CountyShelby County
in the State of KentuckyKentucky, in which State both
Shipman & SmithSmith resided and the said MillyMilly
was held as a slave by said Shipman at the time
of the execution thereof which said mortgage was acknowledged before any reordered by the Clerk of the countycourt of said
county of ShelbyShelby on the day of the execution thereof
and said Court moreover
finds that the following statute was passed by the Legis-
lature of the state of KentuckyKentucky & went into operation-
in said State on the eighth day of February in the year one thousand seven hundred ninety eight
viz(here set out Sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34,
35, 36, 37 & 38 in 2 Vol. Littells laws of KentuckyKentucky page 120)

and said Court further says that the following statute
entitled an act to prevent, frauds & perjuries" was issued
by the legislature of KentuckyKentucky & went into operation
in that State on December fourteenth in the yeareighteen one thousand seven hundred and ninety
six viz: (here set out 2 & 3 sections of that
act 1 vol. Littell's law page 371, 372.)
said Court further says, that in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy six, the Convention of the
State of VirginiaState of Virginia passed the following Ordinance to wit
(here set out ordinance headed VI in Littells
1 Vol. page 390.).
and said Court says further that
in June in the year one thousand eight hundred
the Constitution of the State of KentuckyKentucky went in to
operation in which is the following clause viz:
(here insert 8th, of clause of 6th Article see 1 Vol.
Littile page 50)
and said Court says that the Legis-
lation of KentuckyKentucky, passed the following act which went
into force on nineteenth December in the year