Jordan, German v. Rosser, John, etc.: Chancery Cause, Campbell County (Part 23 of 24)
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At which day to Wit: At rules held in the office of the said Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery on the 1st Monday in November following the defendant still failing to appear on the motion of the plaintiff by his attorney it was ordered that the last order made against him in this Cause be Confirmed and that the damages be ascertained by a Jury at the then next term At which day to Wit: At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery continued and held for the County of Campbell at the Court House thereof on the 24th April 1840. This day came the parties by their attornies and in motion of the defendant the office judgement and Writ of inquiry entered against him in this Cause are set aside and he hath biterly to plead and thereupon he saith he did not assume upon himself in manner and form as the plaintiff against him hath alledged and of this he putteth him upon the County and the plaintiff likewise and the plaintiff replies generally thereto and for reasons appearing to the Court this Cause is Continued until the next term And it appearing to the Court that Isaac Adams and Robert Jennings who have been duly summoned for the Plaintiff to this term and failed to attend be summoned to the next term of this Court to show cause if any they can why they should not be fined each the sum of Sixteen dollars according to Law for their said Contempt. The following is a Copy of the account upon which the foregoing action was founded Mr German Jordan To Edward C Carrington Dr. 1838 Octo. To Cash paid you for a Negro Man [blank] who was returned to you for unsoundness $850.00 The following is a Copy of the Bill of sale referred to in the Declaration Halifax Cty Octo 1st 1838 Received of Edward C. Carrington Three thousand and fifty Dollars in full for the purchase of the following negroes Giles, Abram, Charlotte, a little girl, Page & Chang for the sum of Three thousand & fifty Dollars the right and title of said negroes I bind myself my heirs &c to forever Warrant and defend to said Carrington or his legal representative I also warrant said Negroes sound and healthy as witness my hand German Jordan the following is a copy of a statement filed in this Cause 1 Lewellen } 2. James } 3 Amy wife of Lewellen } 2200.00 4 Adam 850.00 5. Lewis 850.00 6, Lewis 850.00 7. Ben 850.00 8 John 850.00