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Jordan, German v. Rosser, John, etc.: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 23 of 24)

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Virginia Pleas before the Honourable the Judge of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery holden in and for the County of Campbell at the Court House thereof on the [blank] day of September 1839. Be it remembered that heretofore to wit: On the 13th day of August 1839 came Edward C. Carrington by his attorney and sued out of the office of the said Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery a Writ of Capias ad Respondendum against German Jordan which writ with the endorsement and return thereon made is in the words and figures following. The Commonwealth of Viginia to the Sheriff pf Campbell County Greeting: We command you that you take German Jordan if he be found in your baiiwick and him safely keep to so that you have his body before the Judge of our Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery holden for the County of Campbell at rules held in the Clerks Office thereof on the first day in September term next to answer Edward C. Carrington of a plea of trespass on the case damage two thousand dollars and have then there this writ witness John D. Alexander Clerk of our said Court at the Court house the 13th day of August 1839 and in the 64th Year of the Commonwealth. Jno. D. Alexander Endorsement : An action of trespass on the case. No bail is required. Return: Executed the 13th day of August 1839. Wm Rosser Del. for A Clement Sff. And at another day to wit: At rules held in the Clerks' office of the said Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery on the first Monday in October 1839 came the plaintiff by his attorney and filed his declaration against the defendant which declaration is in these words. Viginia Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Campbell County to wit: Edward C. Carrington Plaintiff complains of German Jordan defendent in custody &c. of trespass on the case for this that heretofore to wit on the 18th day of October 1838 at the County aforesaid in consideration that the said Plaintiff at the special instance and request of the deft would buy of him the said deft. six certain slaves to wit: Giles a man at the price of $850. Abram a man at the price of $850. A woman Charlotte, a little girl at the price of $700. Page a boy and Chancy a girl at the price of $600. at the price in all of $3050 to be therefor paid for by the said Plaintiff to the said defendant undertook and then and there faithfully promised the said plaintiff the said slaves were sound and healthy and the plaintiff avers that he confiding in the promise and undertaking of the defendent did afterwards to wit on the same day and year and County aforesaid buy the said slaves of the said defendant and then and there paid him the said sum of $3050 and the said defendant then and there on the same.