Louisa Lewis and George Lewis v. Henry N. Hart
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Deft

The Defendant asks the Court to instruct
the jury

Refused

That it is admitted by the pleadings
of Plff in this case that she was purchased by her
mother, and the only question for the Jury to
decide is whether she has been manumitted
and set free by her mother according to the
laws of MissouriMissouri - that is by last will, or any other
instrument in writing under her hand and seal
attested by two witnesses and proved in the
Circuit of the County where she resides, or
acknowledged by her in open court