William Fenwick v. Lansing Tooker. Jury Instructions


If the Jury believe from the evidence that the Petitioner's Mother in the year 1817 or 1818 was living in Alexandria County the property and in the possession of Robert Patton then an inhabitant of that County, & residing there, and that Joshua Wm Tennison then being an inhabitant of the County of Washington & living in Washington County, went to Alexa & then & there bought her of the said Robert Patton who thereupon delivered her into the actual possession of said Tennison in Alexandria who brought her forth with to Washn County to reside therein, then such importation is not within the provision of the Ninth Section of the act of Congress of the 24th of June 1812, & if the Petitioner was born after that importation he is entitled to his freedom.

Given 6th Jany 1836 (J. S. M. Contra)



Filed 6 Jany 1836