John Tayloe vs. William Willis, etc.: Chancery Cause, Lynchburg City (Part 1 of 2)
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The affidavid of Richard Chilton of Lawfull age taken at the bell Tavern in the Town of Lynchburg the taking thereof having been adjuned by the Consent of parties from 29th Apl. to this 3rd day of May 1820 be red as evidence in the trial of an Injunsion now depending in the Superior Court of Chancery by law directed to be holden in Lynchburg whearein John Tayloe is plff and William Willis and Richard Dabbs, Deffnd. This affient being duly sworn upon the Holey evangelist the truth to speak he sayeth sumtime in the month Feby 1818 I went to Mr. John Tayloes for the purpose of purchasing of some negros which I understood Mr Tayloe had for sale Mr. Tayloe not being at home Mrs Tayloe sent for them to Come to the house and I had not been moore then Twenty minutes in Company with this ngo Moses before I discoved sum defect in his Eyes and he seem loth to disclose what was the matter with him and when I questioned him what was the matter with him his wife was the first that disclosed his disease to me Qus by the plff do you not belive that the Reumatisms and Cold may affect the Eye Ans by Exsperience I no it does having once labourd under the Chronnick Reumatism