Aspasia, a woman of color v. Hardage Lane
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And for a further plea in this behalf leave of
the court being first obtained for that purpose the
said defendants say that the said plaintiff her action
aforesaid thereof against him the said defendant ought
not to have or maintain because he says that
at and during the said time when the said supposed
trespasses and grievances in the said plaintiffs declaration-
mentioned are alleged to have been committed
that she the said plaintiff was a slave
and this he the said defendant is ready to verify
wherefore he prays judgment &c

Geyer & Hudson atty for Deft