Executor of Philip B. Matthews vs. Executors of William Matthews: Chancery Cause, Prince Edward County (Part 2 of 2)
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The affidavit of Alexander Ritchie to be read as evidence in a suit depending between Nathanie Matthews executor of Phillip B Matthews, and Sarah Matthews, and Wm T Walker executrix, and executor of Wm. Matthews deceased, who deposeth and saith That he heard Phillip Matthews say soon after he went to live on his brothers plantations as an overseer. That his negro woman who then lived there with him, he received nothing for, but her victuals and cloaths. That his prefered to do that to hiring her out as she would be under his own direction and would have it in his power to tract her better if she were hired out. He expected she would have children and did not wish to have her abused.
Taken at Londonderry and sworn to before me this 30 day of April 1808 Richd K Randolph
Note is acknoleaged [acknowledged] R K Randolph