May Term, 1791
On Habeus Corpus ad subjiciendum, for the Liberation of Negro Abraham Solomons, and Negro Dolly, his wife.
The Attorney-General, Elisha Boudinot, and Linn, Counsel for the Negroes.--Leake and Richard Stockton, Counsel for the said Administrators.
[Different report of this case: 1 N.J.L. 80]
The Defendants having returned the Bodies with the Cause &c. " That they are the Negro Slaves of [page 29] the said Defendants of the Estate of their Intestate, and that they have Right to hold them as such, during Life," and thereof having tendered an Issue to the Country, and prayed that the same might be tried by a Jury of the Country.
The Court considering that this Point was fully argued and determined by them in the case of the State against Joshua Farley, November Term last, do refuse to hear any Argument thereupon, and do direct that the Cause be opened and heard before the Court in the usual Manner; whereupon,
The Court having heard the Return filed and Evidence and Allegations of the Parties, do order, on Motion of Mr. Leake, Attorney for the said Administrators that the said Abraham and Dolley be remanded into the Custody of the said Administrators.