Sam: Chancery Cause, Augusta County (Part 1 of 2)
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especially by the plff. The only item in the plffs. account which bears the semblance of justice is the charge of $10 cash paid to your respondent - He did receive that sum from plff., but the plff. recd on settlement near the same sum to price of 5 Shoats &c. from Mr. John S. Black, who was indebted to your respondent & therefore that item is balanced. If the plff. really thinks his account just let him sue at law for it There is nothing to prevent his doing so, & then a jury will settle the matter - But surely he cannot, without an assessment of the insolvency of your respondent tie up a just demand until he has a chance of seeking to establish an unjust one. Your respondent again relies on the Stat of limitations, & prays to have the same benefit of it as if it were regularly pleaded. Having fully answered he prays to be hence dismissed with his costs.
Augusta County SC This day Sam the respondent in the above bill made oath before me a J.P. for said County that the facts therein stated are true to the best of his knowledge & belief - Given under my hand this 10th April 1850.
J. B. Breckinridge