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Tucker, Jesse v. Raines, Heartwell: Judgment, Brunswick County

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The deposition of Sarah Baird taken in a Suit Depending in the District Court of Brunswick between Jesse Tucker plaintiff & Heartwell Raines Defendant


This Deponent being first sworn in the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God deposeth & saith that at the time of the Sale of the personal Estate of Abraham Tucker deceased after the other parts of the Estate besides a Negro had been sold a Negroe fellow named Jack was bought forward to be sold & that the Administratrix Susanna Tucker forbid the sale of the said Negroe and bought forward three pounds Eleven shillings which the said Abraham Tucker had in his house at his death and which the Securities to her Administration confessed to be sufficient with what had been sold to discharge all claims against the said Estate. This money the Administratrix proffered to Timothy Rives & Marma Duck Bonner securities for her Adminstration. Notwithstanding this Defendant Heartwell Raines pressed the said Securities to sell the said Negroe, offering them an indemnifying bond if they would do it, that according by the said Securities did sell the said Negroe and the said Heartwell Raines became the