Jordan, German v. Rosser, John, etc.: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 23 of 24)
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2nd Sheet By Same. Have you ever in your travels from very low water, or other cause, when but few steam boats were running found it necessary to change boats from point to point - and when but few boats are running lessening the competition, are not prices uniformily higher, indeed do not the boats availing themselves of circumstances exact very high freight & passage, and further state if the necessity of such change does not always increase the expence of travel - also say if you were forced to travel by land south of Louisvill you not deem it prudent to take the first boat, though bound to St. Louis (to Cairo) the mouth of the Ohio. And at that point is not the chance for boats going south greatly enhanced? Answer. I have never traveled out when the water was low, and had occassion to change boats from that cause, I believe that when there is but few boats running on the river the fair is higher for passengers, and I think that such charges increases the expense of travel, and if I were forced to travel by land south of Louisville I should deem it prudent to take the first boat though bound to Saint Louis to the mouth of the Ohio River - as the chance at that point for boats going to the South is greatly increased By Same - please state if you were past by Steam boats from The Grand Gulph to Vicksburg, if yes, what is the distance and what did you have to pay passage - Also say if you have travelled from either of the above points to Natchez, state the distance and fare? Answer. I have never travelled specially from the grand gulph to Vicksburg, or specially from either of the above points By same From your experience in the slave trade, and especially in New Orleans, does it not require some experience & skill and if without experience in the trade and ignorance of the La. laws on