Joseph Dillard vs. Adms. of Thomas Clasby: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 2 of 4)
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The Affidavit of William C. Wingfield of lawful age, taken pursuant to notice proven, at Rives & Brown's Store at Variety Nelson County, on Wednesday the 28th. Jany 1824, to be read as evidence in an injunction, now depending and undetermined in the County Court of Amherst, wherein Joseph Dillard is plaintiff and William Bourne and Creed C. Carter admins: de bonis non of Thomas Clasbey dec'd defendants. This Affiant being duly sworn saith that he knew the negro Edmund sold by Thomas Clasbey to Joseph Dillard, that he saw him frequently and was with him, raising several Tobacco houses and at harvest times, and that he never saw any deficiency in him that he took him out of Jail at Nelson Court House; at one time and carried him home, that then there was nothing the matter with him that he could discover, that he walked very well; that the negro was always singing, he could hear him, when he was at work and going to his work or to mill - Question by Defts. Did you ever hear, or have you any reason to beleive that the negro was frost bitten, or unsound, at the time Mr. Clasbey sold him to Mr. Dillard? Answer. No. I did not. And further this affiant saith not. William C. Wingfield Nelson county, to wit: The foregoing affidavit this day, sworn to, and subscribed before a Justice of the Peace for the County aforesaid. Given under my hand this 28th day of January 1824. Alexr: Brown