Russell, Richard v. Wright, Austin: Judgment, Brunswick County
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4 taken before me that he used improper means to obtain possession of the Negro therein named by getting [him?] [illegible] the Virginia line John Sims John Booth ws next examined Question by Defedt } What character does Richard Russel support Generally it is a fair character or a Black one. Answer He generally supports a Good character Question by Pltff } Did you ever hear anything against my character before the Deft & myself were at Law Answer No I never did that I know of. Question by Pltff } Do you not Believe that a great many injurious Reports have been circulated by the Deft & his Family against me Answer I believe there was Question by Pltff } How long did you live with me and did not my Conduct in every Respect give an Evidence of uprightness. Answer I was in yr. [your] Family about Nine or Ten Years Your conduct was always upright & Honest. John his + mark Booth