The Texas Reports; Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court ... Volume 2

The Texas Reports; Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court ... Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...latter was Chickasaw agent, and the former clerk to the agency at the time the instrument bears date, and that the body of the instrument was written in the of McCoy. The handwriting of Gunn was proven. It was in proof, by two witnesses who had known Laney f.rom her 'earliest infancy, that she had always been called anduconsidered free from the time of her emancipation by her former master; and, by one of them, that when she was very young, her mast-er said that from the friendship he had for her father, she should never be a slave to any one. And by one of them, "that he had heard James Gunn say that he had set her free and had given her a freedom paper, and that he had recorded that 346 in the agency oflice in the now state of Mississippi." The same witness testified that Gunn died and was buried in 1821 or 1822. The evidence of the appellant to establish the state of slavery of the appellees was the testimony of Molly Gunn, the widow of James Grunn and the mother of Rhoda Potts, under whom the appellant claimed title by purchase. She swears that Laney was born the slave of her husband, James Gunn; that the mother of Laney belonged to him; that she had never heard of her emancipation or claim of freedom until a very short time since; that she had never heard of the paper purporting to be a letter of emancipation until not long since; that Laney lived with James Gunn until his death; that some time after she went to live with Susan Colbert, two or three years after the death of James Gunn; until that time she had labored as a slave; that Laney had two children after the death of James Gunn before she went to live with Susan Colbert. Witness did not make a demand of her, but her daughter Rhoda told Laney more

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