Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 8 of 17)
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Wythe County to wit, The affidavit of George Oury taken before me William Preston a Justice of the Peace for the sd. County, in the suit depending in the District Court of Chancery held in Staunton, wherein Hager a woman of Colour is plaintiff & Robert Crockett & Frederick Idle are Defendants. Question by Crockett. are you acquainted with Majr Gaines's Genl character as a man of truth & if so what is it . Asr I know nothing of Myself, but from information, his character is a bad one, as to a man of truth. Question by Crockett. What is Majr Gaines character as a man of truth upon Oath. A I have heard, that Major Gains would not stop at small things, to gain from his points that he is an ambitious man, and have not heard but few, if any speak well of him George Oury Sworn to and subscribed before me a Justice of the Peace for Wythe County this 10th of July 1811 Wm Preston Jus. Peace