Russell, Richard v. Wright, Austin: Judgment, Brunswick County
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Robert Wright deposeth and saith, Ques't by plaintiff, where did you find the negroes woman and child. said by sd. Austin Wright. was stolen from him by Richard Russell, (Answer I found them some few days after they were attached in Warrenton jail, Ques't Did you not execute a deed of Trust to sue for those negroes at that time. and delivered them to me. or to Anderson Parshall, Trustee, to said trust as your property Ans'r I did, deliver them and consider them my property. - Ans'r I did, deliver them and consider them my property. Ques't again, did you not bring, the sd. negroes to my house or somewhere near there and seal them to my house . Ans'r I did expecting they were to return home again in a few days. - Ques't again, was not those negroes sold at publick sale (by Anderson Parshall, Trustee ) and bought by Richard Russell, in consequence of that deed of trust, Ans'r yes ) - Ques't again how long did you have those negroes in possession before the delivery, according to the above deed of trust. (Ans'r. I have been married, about fourteen years. and about a year after that the sd.negro was sent to my, without saying give or [illegible], and I delivered the said negroes to said Russell, about three years ago) nor to (Anderson Parshall Trustee) Ques't had Austin Wright ever Demanded these negroes, at anytime and at what time, (Ans'r I think it was in the year 1802. or 1803. and that demand was before Curby Langford, - Ques't was you not considerably in debt to Curby Langford, and others at that time. Ans'r I was considerably in debt to Langford. and some in debt to others. Ques't