John Tayloe vs. William Willis, etc.: Chancery Cause, Lynchburg City (Part 1 of 2)
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The affidavit of James Malory of lawful age taken at the Bell Taven in the Town of Lynchburg The taking thereof having been adjourned by consent to the 3rd day of May from the 29 day of April 1820 by consent of parties to be red as evidence in a trial of an Injunction now depending in the Superior Court of Chancery to be holden in Lynchburg whearin John Tayloe plff and Wm Willis and Richd Dabbs Dffs This witness being duly sworn upon the Holy Evenglish Deposed and sayeth I know nothing abut the sale of the negros from Willis to Taylor Qus by the plf do you Know any thing with the regard of the soundness or unsundness of the ngro man Moses which Capt Wm Mitchell told Report he purcharsed of John Tayloe Ans yes he appeard to be in an unhelthy state and nearly blind Qus by same how long did he Continue in that state and did he continue to grow worst Ans he remained in that state for sum time and at lenth finding him not fit for Labour paid no attention to him as a Labourer