John Tayloe vs. William Willis, etc.: Chancery Cause, Lynchburg City (Part 1 of 2)
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The affidavit of William Dudgeon of Lawfull age taken at the Bell Tavern in Town of Lynchburg the taking whereof having been adjouned by Consent of Parties from the 29th day of Apl. to this 3rd day of May 1820 be read as Evidence on the trial of an Injunsion in the Superior Cout of Chancery directed by law to be holden in the Town of Lynchburg whearein John Tayloe is plff and William Willis and Richd Dabbs are Deffd. this affient bing duly sworn upon the holy evengelist the truth to speak he sayeth Qus by the Plff what do you no of the good or Ill helth of the Negro Man Moses formerly my property Ans I carried him to Mr. Hendrick in a Waggon who purchased him of Mr. Tayloe on the way he complained of being unwell Qus did theire appeare to be any thing the matter with his Eyes Ans Yes the first Complaint was that of his Eyes and upon Close Examination I thought I discovered some defect Qus by the same at what time was it you Carried him to Hendrick Ans Early in the Spring 1818