Tucker, Jesse v. Raines, Heartwell: Judgment, Brunswick County
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Major Raines was employed by the Administratrix to state an account & I no suppose that I do not know that this happened after the sale
Town of Petersburg , Sc. Sworn to by Peter Williams before us by Consent of Parties this 31st. Augt. 1793
Sam Davis, Recr. William Prentis, Aldm.
John Reading deposeth that he was at the sale & that when a negro fellow named Jack belonging to Abram Tuckers Estate was brought out to be sold, there was some confusion between the Admin. and the Company as the woman did not want the negro Sold. I walked out of the Compy. and in conversation with Major Raines askt [asked] him why that negro must be sold his answer was because he was advertised with the moveables. I answered him that I never knew negroes sold to pay others where there was property enough as it without he replied to me again that, that was