Ann Williams v. George Miller & George Miller Jr. Jury Instructions


If the Jury believe from the evidence that the petitioner was a slave in Maryland, & was purchased there & brought to the city of Washington & while here was greatly injured, so that she could not be removed from the room in which she was confined, & in this situation the Defendant purchased the petitioner from her Master, in consideration of five dollars & the board & maintenance of the petitioner during her illness, then the petitioner is not entitled to her freedom, altho the Defendant may have permitted the petitioner to live absent keeper at large, & did not cause her to be assessed for the years 1816 & 1820