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Be it remembered that at the December term of the Court of Common Pleas AD 1819 Sarah W Hill of Newport widow complains of Stephen H. Webb of or commorant in Prov. in the said county of Porv, gentleman in an action of the case for that whereas the Deft contriving & wrongfully & unjustly intending to injure the pltf and to deprive her of the service and apurtance of mary hile the daughter and servant of her the plef and from whom services the pltf received great profit and advantage from the first day of jan AD 1812 to the first day of Aug 1819 on the 30th day of july 1819 not being ignorant of the [principles|promises] and on divers other days & times between that day & the other day of the date of the petf writ at said providdence assaulted debauched & carnally knew the said mary then & there & from thence a long space of time viz hitherto being the daughter & servant of the pltf whereby the said mary became pregnant & sic with child & so remained & continued for a long space of time viz from the said first day of august to the day last mentioned by means of which during the whole of said time last mentineod became and was unable to performe the necessary affiars & business of the pltf being her mother as aforesaid whereby the pltf during all that time was deprived of the servces of her said daughter viz at said newport to with at providence and was also obliged to & did necessarily pay lay out and expend divers sums of money to with the sume of one thousand dollars in and about the running & taking care of the her said daughter & servant to the damage of the pltf one thousand dollars. And the deft comes into court and defends the force & injury & pleads the general issue. This case being called the pltf submitted judgement. therefore it is considered by the court that the deft have & recover of the pltf his costs of defense taxed at $. >From which judgement the pltf appealed to the march term of this court AD 1820 & the case being continued to this present term is now called & the appellee submits judgment for $80. therefore it is considered by the court that tht appellee recover & have the sum of eighty dollars debt or damages & costs taxed at 21.32. Febry 22 1821.