Joseph Dillard vs. Adms. of Thomas Clasby: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 1 of 4)
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The affidavit of Sterling Claiborne of Lawful age taken at the Clerks office of the County of Amherst by consent of parties to be read as evidence on the trial of Injunction depending in the County Court of Amherst in which Joseph Dillard is Plff and the administrator of Thomas Clasby is Dft, who being first duly sworn saith That some short time after the suit at Law was brought by Clasby against Dillard on the Bond given for the Negroe in question, He met with Joseph Dillard in New Glasgow, who informed the affiant of the suit having been brought and of Clasbys having marked this affiant to it. The said Dillard proposed to this affiant to sell him a Negroe man named Adam to pay the debt and remarked that He was surprized at Clasbys suing him, as it was his intention to pay the debt as soon as he could command the means to do so. S. Claiborne Amherst County Sworn to before me the undersigned a Justice of the peace for the County of Amherst this 16th March 1824. Isaac Rucker