Joseph Dillard vs. Adms. of Thomas Clasby: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 2 of 4)
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Mr. Joseph Dillard Sir please take notice that I Shall on 18th October 1824 between the rising & setting of the sun on the same day proceed to take the affidavit of Mr. Joseph Swanson & others at the house of Capt Lindsey Coleman's at Amherst Court house to be read as evidence in a Certain Injunction now depending & undetermined in the County Court of Amherst wherein you are plaintiff & myself & Creed C. Carter adm'ers de bonis non of Ths. Clasby Dc'd Defendants at which time and place you can attend if you think proper William Bourne admr de bonis non of Ths. Clasby Dc'd
The affidavit of Joseph Swanson of Lawful age taken pursuant to the annexed Noticce proven at Capt Lindsy Colemans at Amherst Court House on the 18th October 1824 This affiant after being first sworn Sayeth Question by the Deft Do you know at what time Thomas Clasby sold a certain negro man by the name of Edmond to Joseph Dillard Answer I do not know the precise time Question by the same Do you recollect whether it was before or after the said Negro was hired to William Knight of New Glassgow and whether the negro was not Frost bitten and disabled, and at what time did you see him in that situation Answer. It was after he was hired to Wm Knight. The Negro was Frost-bitten & disabled, and it was some time after Christmas I saw him, he had been run away from Knights and got Frost bitten, before which time he appeared to walk badly as if something was the matter with him. This affiant has seen a copy of his former Affidavit in which it is stated that he had seen the Negro shortly after Dillard had bought him from Clasby. This affiant has no recollection of the time, and cannot say at what time he saw the negro or how long it was after Dillard purchased, he thinks himself mistaken in his former affidavit, it might have been Six, twelve, or Eighteen months after he had