Russell, Richard v. Wright, Austin: Judgment, Brunswick County
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in a very angry manner. Quest. again by plaintiff did you believe said Wright to be a sober man at that time. Ansr. I did from the acquaintaince I had of him tho he appeared to be in a Great wrath; my Reasons for believing him to be sober was it was Generally Known by all the Neighbors that said Wright had left off Drinking any Spiritous Liquours for some time before that; and declared he would not Drink any Spirits at all. therefore I had reason to believe he was Sober at that time. Quest. by Deft. did you write down the Deposition of Anderson Paschall taken before Edmd. Mayfield and John Sims, Esqrs. Concerning these Negroes that was in Dipute between Russell and myself which Gave rise to the Dispute that happened at Mecklenburg Court house Ansr. I did, write Down the Deposition of Anderson Paschall. Quest. by Deft., What do you remember of that Deposition respecting there hiring a Negro man Mclin, to get the sd. negroes a Cross the line Ansr. I remember sd. Paschall said they Gave did agree to Give sd. Mclin one quarter of a dollar and one quart of Rum or brandy as he sd. as I think to this place. (Viz) where we were then Writing at Joshua Wrights and to let us know when they were at that place as well as I recollect to the best of my remembrance Quest. again by Deft. did not Russell and you make some Contrivance to get these negroes a Cross the line Ansr. I think said Paschall, said we did agree to give said man Mclin one quarter of a dollar Each, or perhaps more; to let us Know when sd. negroes was as he said at this place. (ie) alluding to the place above mentioned Quest. a Gain by Deft do you remember that sd. Paschall said he believed sd. man Mclin usd his Utmost exertions to get said neg [negroes]