Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 3 of 6)
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The affidavit of Thos. S. Clayton of lawful age taken on Saturday the 13th of April 1833, before Lewis Smith one of the Justices 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' attorney What amount a description of property was in the possession of George and Richard Moore at the death of the latter? Answer They had slaves. James, Priscilla, George. I do not recollect whether Peter was born at that time. I believe Miles was there. I recollect no more slaves. There were three horses a pretty good stock of cattle about 15 or 20 about as many sheep & as many hogs; three or four [kids?] a little other house hold & kitchen furniture. Question by same. What became of George, what his probable age & value. Answer. George died between two & three since I suppose he was about ten years old at his death he was a likely boy worth I suppose about 200 dollars. And further this deponent saith not. Thos. S. Clayton The above affidavit was this day taken, subscribed & sworn to before me the day above written. Lewis Smith J.P. We consent that the within affidavits of John A. Williams, Jeremiah B. [Acort?] and Thos. S. Clayton shall be read as evidence in lieu of depositions. Richd James for Pltf John D. McGill atty for Booker.