Ellis v. Baird

| Va. | Dec 17, 1819

*By the Court.

The Decree in this case is affirmed; but, (in the opinion of a majority of the Court,) without prejudice to any suit at law or in equity, which the appellant may be advised to bring for his freedom, pursuing the preliminary measures, to prevent vexatious suits, prescribed by the Act, “to amend an Act, entitled, “an Act to reduce into one Act the several Acts concerning Slaves, free negroes and rnulattoes, and for other purposes,” passed the 25th of Dec. 1795.