Stephen Dejarnett vs. James Hurt, etc.: Chancery Cause, Prince Edward County (Part 1 of 3)
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The affidavit of Leonard Sibley Taken at the Request of Stephen Dejarnatt at his own House in the Cty. of Pr. Edward this 10th day of July 1810. This deposed being of lawfull age and being first Sworn according to law deposeth and saith - that some years that of John Qusenberry, was call'd on by Rich'd Jeffress and James Hurt to sell a negro man named bob (to the best of his knowledge), - and put the said negro up to the highest bidder & cried him out on Stephen Dejarnatt. Question 1st. by Stephen Dejarnatt did not Rich'd Jeffress Tell you that he had sold the said negro bob to James Hurt. Answer yes. - and that the said Rich'd Jeffress or the said James Hurt Told me that Hurt had purchased the said negro bob, and was not able to pay for him Question 2nd by Stephen Dejarnatt did I not Tell you some few months after the sale of the said negro bob that there was a cheat put on me in the sale of the said negro (bob) Answer yes - and the said Dejarnatt Talk'd of suing for the cheat and I Told him to try and compromise the dispute. Question 3rd by Rich'd Jeffress did you not concieve it to be a fair sale Answer yes - and furthermore this deponant Saith not - Given under my hand this day & year as above written Saml. Wootton