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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 Stephen Dupuy taken at John Queasburys the 19th day of May 1810 by the consent of The parties to be read as evidence in a suit now Depending & undetermined in the Court of Prince Edward between Stephen Dejarnatt Plff & Richard Jeffress Defendant Question 1st By Richard Jeffress do you Know anything of a negroe man, Bob, which was sold by James Hurt To Stephen Dejarnatt Answer yes Question 2d By Richard Jeffress do You not think he was worth the money which He sold for Answer Yes If he was a well Sound negroe and Possessing a good Carrecttor Question 3d by Stephen Dejarnatt did you not advise me to dispence with him As he was a negroe represented to you to be under a bad carrecttor Answer Yes Question 4th by R Jeffress are ye a near Neighbour to Stephen Dejarnatt Answer Yes Question 5th by R. Jeffress do you Know any thing bad of the negroe Answer No Question 6th by R. Jeffress did you ever hear Dejarnatt complain before the suit was instituted Answer Yes several times Question 7th by Richard Jeffress do you not think that if the negroe had been hired