Jordan, German v. Rosser, John, etc.: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 23 of 24)
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The subject, would you not consider that such stranger without experience, would consult his interest by employing a skifull trader who was well acquited to sell his negroes at an expence of five or even ten percent commission? Answer, from my experienced in the Slave trade in New Orleans it requires a skillfull trader and a man well acquainted with the Laws of the State of Louisania on that subject, but if a skilful trader was to exact from me a Commission of five or ten per Cent on the Sale of negroes I should leave that market without selling, By Same. You have mistaken the latter branch of the question, please say, if an entire stranger without the least skill in the trade, should take slaves to New Orleans and be compelled to sell them, if such strangers thus situated would not consult his interest by employing a skilfull trader at 5 or 10 per cent commission? Answer. a trader as stranger in the New Orleans market with Negroes and forced to sell them I think it would be to his interest to give a skillfull trader a Commission of five or ten Per Cent, By Same. please say if you know Edmund Rosser son of the plt. had he within your knowledge any skill or experience in the Slave trade, or a single acquaintance in New Orleans? Answer I am acquainted with Edmund Rosser the son of the plaintiff: I do not know that he had any experience or skill in the slave trade nor do I know that he had a single acquaintance in New Orleans. By same. Can you undertake to state, what would be the cost or expences of taking negroes per boat from this part of the Country, in inclement winter weather, via Guyandotte and for the want of boats via Louisville Ky. to [illegible] port on the Ohio River. Thence to ship to the mouth of the Ohio on