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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

1750

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Provincial Case File No. 22138, New Hampshire State Archives - Petition Of Phebe Nung Nov 1750

Provincial Case File No. 22138, New Hampshire State Archives - Petition Of Phebe Nung

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

She [Phebe Nung] brought an action of replevin against her alleged owners, Vincent and Lois Tarr, to test who had the superior right to possession of herself, the subject of the action. The Sheriff promptly seized her pendente lite--that is, he took an appearance bond from Nung--and the case was tried to a jury. It found in her favor and the same result was reached on appeal, with the court ruling that she was “a free woman and that she enjoy her freedom.


Judgment Book Of Superior Court, Vol. B, Sept. 1750 - Mar. 1754, At 260, New Hampshire State Archives - Bagley V. Elliot Mar 1750

Judgment Book Of Superior Court, Vol. B, Sept. 1750 - Mar. 1754, At 260, New Hampshire State Archives - Bagley V. Elliot

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

… “that the King has not by law a power to make a second charter with addition of persons and estates for a town which has one in full force at the time of making the second so as bind the town thereby without their consent."