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Stephen Dejarnett vs. James Hurt, etc.: Chancery Cause, Prince Edward County (Part 1 of 3)

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The affidavit of John M Deupey [Duprey] of Lawful age taken at the store house of Charles Brydie's in the county of Lunenburg the 11th day of May 1810 arguable in a suit in chancery depending in the County Court of Prince Edward. To the notice hereto annexd, wherein Stephen Dejarnett is plaintiff & Richard Jeffress & James Hurt Defts. being first sworn for that purpose deposeth and saith. Ques: 1st by the deft. are you a neighbour to Stephen Dejarnett, ans: I am a near one, Ques 2d. have you any knowledge of a certain negroe man by the name of Bob, that Dejarnett purchased of James Hurt, the property of Richard Jeffress, at John Queensbury's which was sold to the highest Bidder.. ans: yes I have. Ques 3d: did you ever hear Dejarnett say that he was satisfyd with the negroe Bob that he purchased of Hurt, ans: I have heard him say that he was tolerably well satisfyed, with his Bargain. Ques: 4th did you ever hear that Dejarnett say that there was a deception put upon him the sale of the negroe Bob. ans: all that I ever heard him say about him was. that Dejarnett told me that he had sore legs not as I know any thing about it to my own knowledge Ques: 5 do you think that Bob sold for more than his value. ans: no I do not. John M Duprey

The above affidavit was sworn to before us the date above written Test JesseHamlett Wm. Stokes