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Children of Augustine G. Monroe vs. James Monroe, trst., etc.: Chancery Cause, Loudoun County (Part 1 of 2)

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Monroe &c vs Monroe &c ] In Chancery In obedience to a decree of the County Court of Loudoun in Chancery sitting entered at the November Term there of in the year 1831 in the Case of Armistead T. Monroe James Monroe & others by N. Skinner their next friend agt James Monroe trustee of Bethany Monroe & Children W. C Rives & A. G. Monroe The subscriber proceeded on the 31st day of Jany last in the Town of Leesburg before the Court House door to expose at public auction to the highest bidder the slaves in the said decree mentioned having first duly advertised the time and place of sale for four weeks previous thereto in both the newspapers printed in the Town of Leesburg upon the credit of six months. The other commissioner nominated by said decree was unable to attend and the duties devolved in consequence with his approbation on the subscriber alone. The subscriber was induced by the opinions of judicious persons with whom he consulted and his own reflections to give the credit believing that the price would be enhanced thereby more than the Interest for the time. At said sale the said slaves sold for about average prices. The following is a list of the slaves the prices at which they were sold with the names of the purchasers & their securities viz Negro Woman Rachel aged about 40 or 45 years purchased at } $230.00 by Jno J. Harding who executed bond with Jas Harding as secty Negro Boy Charles aged about 12 or 13 yrs purchased at } 299.00 by Sam. C. Sinclair who gave bond with James Gilmore as secty. Negro Girl Ann aged about 9 or 10 yrs. purchased at } 139.00 by Everett Saunders who gave bond with Jno Saunders his security Negro Girl Sally aged about 10 or 11 yrs purchased at } 182.50 by Jno Saunders who gave bond with Evt. Saunders his secty Negro Girl Harriett aged about 5 yrs purchased at } 85.00 by Jno J. Harding who gave his bond as aforesaid including this sum Gross amount of sales - $935.50 The bonds are herewith returned. The expences attending the premises amounting to the sum of $36.75 including adver-