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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 Rowland Whitworth of Lawful age taken at the store house of Charles Bryder's in the County of Lunenburg the 11th day of May 1810 agreeable to the notice hereto annexed, in a suit in Chancery depending in the County Court of Prince Edward, wherein Stephen Dejarnett is plaintiff and Richard Jeffress & James Hurt Defts. being first sworn for that purpose deposeth & saith, Ques. 1st do you know any thing of the negroe man, bob that Stephen Dejarnett purchased of James Hurt, the property of Rich'd. Jeffress. Ans: yes, I have been acquainted with the negroe about 8 or 9 years. Ques. 2d do you know any thing disrespectfull of his character Ans. not within my own knowledge & have never heard any thin alleged against him Concerning his Character Ques. 3d do you think that Bob sold for more than his Value. Ans. no I do not think he did, nor near at hie Value because I always Conceive him to be a faithful Servant. Ques. 4th dont you think that if Bob had been hired out from the time that he was sold till this time that he wou'd of paid the sum