Primos Garner v. Horatio R. Marryman. Jury Instructions


If the Jury shall find from the whole evidence that Wm Mills had was in had possession of the petitioner claiming him as his property, when he sold him to the defendant then they should find of for the defendant without they shall further find unless they find, as in the [illegible] granted, on the prayer

If the Jury believe from said evidence that Petitioner has been living in said City of Washington Since 1840 as a free man and doing and performing the Acts of a free-man and also in Alexandria for Some five, or ten years previous to 1840 with the knowledge and assent of Defendant. And those under whom he claims, it is Competent for the Jury to infer that there was a valid Deed of Manumission in his favor.

given by the Court.