Tucker, Jesse v. Raines, Heartwell: Judgment, Brunswick County
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Agreeable to a Commission to us directed from the District Court of Brunswick, to take the Deposition of Boswell Goodwyn in a suit depending in the said Court between Hartwell Raines, Defendant and Jesse Tucker, Plaintiff, be proceeded, at the home of Robert Armistead in the town of Petersburg, on the 31sst day of August 1793, between the hour of twelve and three o'clock, to take the deposition of the said Boswell Goodwyn, which deposition is in the words following Boswell Goodwyn being of Lawful age and duly sworn deposeth and saith, that in the year 1776 at the sale of the Estate of Abraham Tucker, deceased, which sale was at the widow Tucker's that at that sale a Negro fellow was put up to the highest bidder, whose name he does not recollect, but well recollects there was only one Negro put up for sale that the said Negro he believes was offered for sale, for ready money that he bid several times for the said Negro but Hartwell Reines, the Defendant, in the aforementioned suit overbid him, and the said Negro was [??ied] to him that the sale of the said Negro was made fairly and openly, and no kind of objection or dispute arose respecting the sale that as a proof that he considered the sale a fair one, he bid himself for the Negro upwards of one hundred pounds, and very near the price at which the said Hartwell Reines purchased him that he never heard the said Hartwell Reines, advise with or make use of any persuasion to the administratrix, to induce her to make