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Joseph Dillard vs. Admr. of Thomas Clasby: Chancery Cause, Lynchburg City (Part 1 of 2)

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Edmund, legs, he then stated that the Jefferson had fallen of a pole in [croping?] a gut and had skind his shins. Question by the same has not Edmund run away a short time before Clasby, sent him to my House to all for hime and where was he taken up? And Clasby informed me that Edmund was now away and that where he got home again the complainant was to take him and all him. I also understand that the fellow was taken up near Warren. Question by the Deft - How long had the complainant Dillard had the negro man Edmund in [possession?] before he purchased him. Answer - Clasby informed me that Dillard had the negro two or three Months in possession before he purchased him.