Mason v. Matilda, 25 U.S. 590 (1827)
U.S. Supreme CourtMason v. Matilda, 25 U.S. 12 Wheat. 590 590 (1827)
Mason v. Matilda
25 U.S. (12 Wheat.) 590
On the construction of the statute of Virginia emancipating slaves brought into that state in 1792 unless the owner removing with them should take a certain oath within sixty days after such removal, the fact of the oath's having been taken may be presumed by the lapse of twenty years accompanied with possession.