[Southern] Owner N. McLee, VA and T. Nxxxdigate, KY
I don't know if this one will help anyone or not, but thought I should post it anyway, just in case. Sorry, the one name was illegible, but I did the best I could with it.
Daily Free Democrat 1855 Feb 7
More Slaves Liberated---
An interesting slave case was recently tried before Judge De Long, in Guerney county, Ohio.
The facts in the case are: Two boys, one aged 10 years, the property of N. McLee of Richmond, VA
and the other 9 years old, belonging to T. Nxxdigate, of Kentucky, were on the 12th ult. placed in
charge of N.W. Graham, at Richmond, VA for the purpose of being conveyed to Kentucky.
Mr. Graham being instructed to proceed by the way of the Ohio river. Mr. Graham accordingly
went as far as the Ohio River, but finding it not navigable passed into the State of Ohio intending to cross
it upon the Central Ohio Railroad. When near Cambridge, Guernsy county, an accident occurred
to the train by which Graham and the boys were detained and during that detention, a xxx was issued
and the boys were taken from his keeping. After a full hearing of the xxxx Judge DeLong decided that the
boys were free and accordingly they were set at liberty.