Sarah, a colored woman v. William Waddingham
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In the present suit for freedom under the statute
of MissouriMissouri, the plaintiff claims that her has violated the ordinance of IllinoisIllinois
of 1787, by introducing slavery wiithin its limits
the question to ascertain, whether such violation has been committed and a forfeiture
of her mistress or any
to hold any further the plaintiff in slavery, is whether
Mrs MargaretMargaret K KMargaret K . ProsserProsser , received SarahSarah into
the State of IllinoisIllinois and Kept her any time in
said State as a slave, and whether the plaintiff
could possibly have been sent to a slave State at any
time previous to her being brought to MissouriMissouri
if the jury should find these facts in the affirmation
then the plaintiff is entitled to her freedom and
they must find the defendant guilty