Rebecca, a negro woman v. James Black, Thomas Horine, and George Mellody
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RebeccaRebecca (a free woman)
vs
JamesJames Black
Thomas MThomas M Horine HorineThomas M Horine &
G.H.C. MellodyMelody

for freedom

The court will instruct the jury that
if they believe from the evidence the plaintiff (RebeccaRebecca ) was
taken to the state of IllinoisIllinoisfromthe state of MissouriMissouri at any
time before the commencement of this suit
by her owners or by the Consent of her
owners and then held in servitude
as a slave, there, they will find for the
plaintiff