Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of New-Jersey; relative to the Manumission of Negroes and others holden in bondage
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May Term, 1785.

([Minutes,] p.358)


On Habeas Corpus of Negro Prime, claiming his Freedom.

The Court in September term, 1784. (p. 125) on return of the Habeus Corpus, obliged Defendant to enter into Recognizance with Security in £140. conditioned for the Appearance of the said Negro Prime at the next Term, to abide &c. and not depart &c.

November Term, 1784, (p. 195.) Recognizance continued.

April Term, 1785, (p. 299.) Argument postponed, and Recognizance continued.

And now (May Term, 1785.) Moore Furman, Esquire, Agent of forfeited Estates for the County of Hunterdon, having applied to the Court, and represented that the State hath a Claim to the said Negro Prime; it is ordered by the Court that the said Negro Prime be delivered into the custody of John Anderson, Esquire, Sheriff of Hunterdon, until a Trial of the Property can be had, and until the further Order of the Court.

[Later document in this case: Furman v. Vanhorne, Manum. Cas. 15-16]