Stephen Dejarnett vs. James Hurt, etc.: Chancery Cause, Prince Edward County (Part 1 of 3)
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The affidavit of Roland Whitworth of lawful age taken at the store of Charles Brayden in the county of Lunenburg in a suit of chancery wherein Stephen Dejarnett is Pltf. and Richard Jeffress and James Hurt defts. who being first sworn deposith and saith. quest by Deft. Was you not in company with Stephen Dejarnett on Monday the 16th Inst. at John Queensberry's. Ans: I was. quest. by Deft. What were the observations made use of by Dejarnett respecting negro Bob. that the sd, Dejarnett purchased of James Hurt. Answer: Dejarnett said that he was perfectly satisfied with Bob, untill a few days after the purchase when the neighbours complained that the sd Bob was a poisoner and that he should not remain in the neighborhood. and also observed at time of sale the cryer gave notice for owners & bidders to take care. Roland Whitworth
The above affidavit sworn to before as above stated, the 7th day of May 1810