Louisa Lewis and George Lewis v. Henry N. Hart
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It is not necessary that it shall be proven
by any writing that plaintiff was
emancipated - but it may be
presumed by the jury from facts
and circumstances in evidence.
Altho therefore the jury may
believe that plaintiff was at
one time the property of said LizzieLizzie
Dickson, yet if they find from the
evidence that fourteen years or
more before her death, said LizzieLizzie
treated her as a free person
and plaintiff lived to herself as
free, contracted and did
a free person & removed from this stated to IllinoisIllinois & there resided with the knowledge
and permission of said LizzieLizzie -
then the jury may presence therefrom that she was manumitted
and was free