Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 3 of 6)
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The Deposition of Isaiah Cleigg of lawful age taken by the consent and in the presence of Rich'd Gaines Attorney for the Plaintiffs, and John D McGill, attorney for John Booker at Little Plymouth in the County of King & Queen on Wednesday the 31st Day of October 1832 before Jas H Henry & Francis Rowe Justices of the Peace in aforesaid County to be read in evidence in the suit now depending in the Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery for the County of King & Queen in which suit Ned, James, Priscilla & Peter are Plaintiffs and the said John Booker & others are Defendants. Question by Booker's Attorney Do you know anything and if so what about the Title of John Moore to a portion of the land of which his father Rich'd Moore Sen'r late of the County of King & Queen died possessed? Ans'r There was thirty acres of land there which I heard George Moore say was to belong to his brother John - lying in the fork of the road towards Collin's old store. Question by Same. About which time did you hear George Moore say this? and repeat as near as you can recollect the words used by him. Ans'r. It was I believe in August about three or four years ago. He said his brother John was to have thirty acres in the corner and was to send him to school and he did. Where is my schooling? I asked him. did his brother John send him to school & he said yes. Question by Pltfs attorney. At what place did this conversation happen? Answer. It happened at Little Plymouth. Question by same. Who was present? Answer. John Southgate beside myself, and I do not recollect that there was anyone else. Quests by same. Who introduced the conversation? Answer. I did.