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Russell, Richard v. Wright, Austin: Judgment, Brunswick County

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to redeem them negroes, Ans'r I don't remember that ever I came to you - Ques't What do think Induced me to give or join you in a deed of Trust for two negroes. Without is was to redeem those negroes - that was under and Incumbrance. Ans'r I cannot tell what Induced you, - Ques't by Def't was you perfectly sober when you gave in the first part of said deposition. Ans'r I was capable of doing what I had to do, as to Spirits, Ques't. Do you think yourself sober now - Ans'r I have been drinking, little but am perfectly in my senses, as much as Common. Ques't by Def't - Did you say, that Rich.d Russell supports a fair and unspotted character - Ans'r I say his character is as I have above said - as I think and believe - and further this deponent saith not- [signed] Robert Wright

Sworne to before me This 27th Day of Sept. 1806 } Phil Hawkins J.P.

Russell v Wright } Depons 1806 October continued Plts Costs viz Ck 8.55 | [.] 63 | L fee &c 3.50 | [total] $12.68