Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 3 of 6)
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The deposition of Wm. Robinson of lawful age taken by the consent of P The affidavit of John A. Williams taken on Friday the 12th day of April 1833 before John Mann a Justice of the Peace for the County of King & Queen to be read in evidence in a suit now depending in the Circuit Superior Court of law & chancery for the county of King & Queen in which Ned, James, Priscilla & Peter are Plaintiffs and John Booker & others Defendants. This affiant says that some years ago he was at Gloucester Court House where Dick Moore one of the sons of John Moore Exor Decd purchased at public auction a negro fellow of the name of Miles and that he aid he had not the money with him but that it was at home; and that he would give his bond until he brought it down. That this affiant saw him give his bond for the purchase of the negro and Billy Newcomb was the security. Affiant recollects the fact from the circumstance of his having gone to court that day in the same Gig with said Newcomb. And further this affiant saith not. John A. Williams The above affidavit was this day taken, subscribed sworn to before me one of the Justices of the Peace in the County of King & Queen. John Mann JP. April 12th 1833 We consent that the affidavit of Jeremiah B. Hart of lawful age, taken on Saturday the 13th day of April 1833 before Lewis Smith a Justice of the Peace for the County of King & Queen to be read in evidence in a suit now depending in the Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery for the County of King & Queen in which Ned, James, Priscilla & Peter are Plaintiffs and John Booker & others Defendants. Question by Defendants atty Did you know the slave Miles in possession of the sons of John Moore Exor what was his value and about time was he sold, and by whom? Answer I did know him. He was sold for $350 about the year 1829 or 1828 and sold by George Moore after the death of Richard Moore. And further this affiant saith not. Jeremiah B. Hart The above affidavit was taken, subscribed & sworn to before me this day & date above written. Lewis Smith J.P.