Poughkeepsie Journal – January 26, 1790

From the Albany Gazette.
Half-Moon, Jan. 11, 1790.
Gentlemen,
By inserting the following in your next paper,
you will oblige a friend and customer.
A singular LAW CASE.
A Young farmer's slave in this quar-
ter, got his master's white girl
pregnant -- whereupon he turns her
off -- she goes before a Justice, swears
the child to the black, and then sues
the master for a maintenance. As
the point of law is not yet settled, I 
request the gentlemen of the law,
would determine the question in your
next paper.
N.B. It would be almost too severe,
if times are come to such a pass, that
a master is obliged to keep a white
miss for his black.

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