Tucker, Jesse v. Raines, Heartwell: Judgment, Brunswick County
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The deposition of Susanne Tucker of Prince George taken at the house of Abraham Lee in Sussex County according to notice on the 14th day of April 1795 in a suit depending in Brunswick District Court between Jesse Tucker Plaintiff & Hartwell Rains Dependant This deponant [deponent] being of Lawful age & duly sworn deposeth & Saith that she in no way Interest in the decision of this suit, that as she returned from Court the day she administered in the Estate Abraham Tucker decd. Hartwell Rains the defendant rode in company with Her & told Her when she wanted the advertisements wrote to come to his Fathers & He would write them & charge Her nothing, but if she got any Other person they would make Her pay for writing them & on a day appointed she met him there, & He Advertised the personal Estate then asked Her if she was not gong to sell a negro Man named Jack, she replied no Jack should not be told, when the sd. Hartwell Rains said He would Set Jack down it would make more people attend the Sale, she then replied she did not care how few nor how many the negro should not be sold, for she would give enough for the personal Estate to pay the debts He then took two of the Advertisements & said He would set them up, She then Asked him if the Negro Jack was in them, He gave Her no answer she then insisted He should give them to Her to set up which He refused & would not tell Her if the negro was Advertised or not, but chose to set them up himself