Tucker, Jesse v. Raines, Heartwell: Judgment, Brunswick County
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Hartwell Raines to induce a sale of the Negro Answer - I do not know of any Question - When the conversation passed between you and Major Raines, was it privately to yourselves or publicly before the company Answer - It was privately by ourselves Question - Did you see or did you hear anything from me in my own person to encourage the sale Answer - I did not - but I recollected you advised Mr. Tucker not to bid any more for the Negro for you said you thoughts he had bid enough Question by the Plaintiff Did she not herself after the Negro was put up for sale bid for him? Answer - Yes she did for she said as they would sell the Negro, she might as well bid for him as any other person as she could not well do without him And further he saith not
John Redding Town of Petersburg to wit
The foregoing deposition taken before us in presence, and by consent of the parties, and sworn to by John Redding the 31st of August 1793 Sam Davies, Recr. William Prentis, Aldr.