Tucker, Jesse v. Raines, Heartwell: Judgment, Brunswick County
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And this deponant [deponent] saith that a few days after she was told by One of Her neighbours she would loose the negro as He was advertised for sale, which made Her to uneasy she immediately went to a certain Gentlemen who had the Law to know if He was Obliged to be sold in consequence of this being advertised, his reply was no, she then asked if they attempted to sell him what she must do He said forbade them she then asked if they did sell him how then, He said forbade them before witnesses, & it would ruin them but on the day of Sale they set the negro up for Sale forwarding money & that she as Administratrix did forbade the sale before the Company, & told them the Heirs Law would Hurt them when He came of age, Upon which Hartwell Rains the Defendant steps up as asked the Securities if they were not going to sell Jack they replied no the Admx. said the Heir at Law would make them suffer for it, Upon which the said Hartwell Rains told them He would give an Indemnifying Bond with his Father Security or such other Security as should be sufficient to Secure them, & said to the Securities wont you sell him now, they they called Jack up and sold him for ready money, & that this Deponent did bid for the negro this Deponent does not know but Hartwell Rains carried the negro home with him, And as soon as the Court of Justice was open she told the sd. Rains she would sue him for robbery & He said He had no money but would give Her bonds if she would not sue him One of Fifty pounds the other about Sixty pounds & would