William Thornton v. George Graham. Jury Instructions


If the jury believe from the evidence that the said George Graham came to the city of Washington in the year 1814, & resided there till his death, that he remained there & had children born there, that he purchased real property a house & lot there & lived in it till his death, that he was in the year 1821 or 1822, the owner of the Petitioner then & for some time years previous, residing in Virginia, & that he then ordered the said Petr to come to this city, that he did come here by reason of such order, & was held here as a slave by the said George, until the time of his death, then the jury may infer that the said George imported the said slave with intent to reside & is entitled to his freedom.