Carey, a man of color v. Benjamin Wilder
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In the CircuitCircuit Court CourtCircuit Court
March Term 1831

BenjaminBenjamin Wilder WilderBenjamin Wilder

CareyCarey , man of colour

and the said BenjaminBenjamin by GambleArchibald Gamble
his attorney comes and defends, the force and when &
and says that he is not guilty of the said supposed [ trespapes ]
above said to him charge or any part thereof in manner and
form as the said CareyCarey has above thereof, complained against
him. and of this the said BenjaminBenjamin puts himself upon the

and for a further plea in this behalf the said BenjaminBenjamin
says that the said CareyCarey ought not to have or maintain his afore-
said action thereof against him because he says that at
the time of the commencement of the said action by the
said CareyCarey he the said CareyCarey was a slave with
that the said CareyCarey at that time was a peeman,as he
said in manner and form as he, said CareyCarey , has in his Dec
laration thereof allged, and this he, said BenjaminBenjamin is
ready to verify.

HR GambleH R Gamble defnts attorney