Jackson, Philip Whitehead v. Cox, John: Judgment, Mecklenburg County
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Brunswick District Philip Whitehead Jackson complains of John Cox jr. late &c. in Custody of a plea &c for that whereas the said John Cox the Deft at St. James Parish in the County of Mecklenburg on the [blank] day of [blank] in the year 1794 had bargained Contracted & and agreed to hire let and Deliver unto the said Philip for the space one year from that time fully to be completed a certain Negro Man slave named Absalom to be employed in the business & Labour of Driving a Waggon for and in Consideration of the sum of eighteen pounds Current money for which the said Philip was to give his Bond with Security And the said Philip in fact avers that he did duly Tender his Bond with sufficient security for the said sum and then & there on the same day aforesaid demand the said Slave Absalom for the purpose aforesaid the said Plt. being a merchant dealing in retail and Constantly keeping Waggon & Team for the transportation of his goods & Commodities and having such at that time in his possession without a Driver Yet the said Deft his bargain & Contract aforesaid not regarding but contriving the said Philip to Deceive & Defraud did not deliver the said Slave to the Plt but refused to Damage of the said Philip pounds wherefore he sues &c D Stokes for Plt