Auld v. Norwood
9 U.S. 361 (1809)

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Auld v. Norwood, 9 U.S. 5 Cranch 361 361 (1809)

Auld v. Norwood

9 U.S. (5 Cranch) 361

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, SITTING AT ALEXANDRIA

Syllabus

Decided: if the owner of a slave permit her to remain in the possession of A. for four years, and A. then, without the assent of the owner, delivers her to B., who keeps her four years more, the possession of B. cannot be so connected with the possession of A. as to make it a fraudulent loan within the act of assembly of Virginia, in regard to B.'s creditors.

Error to the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, sitting at Alexandria, in an action of detinue for a female slave named Eliza. Upon the

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trial of the general issue in the court below, the plaintiff in error, who was defendant in that court, took a bill of exceptions which stated that evidence was offered of the following facts:

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