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Joseph Dillard vs. Adms. of Thomas Clasby: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 2 of 4)

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The affidavit of Henry Thomas of Lawful age taken pursuant to notice proven, at Rives & Brown Store at Variety 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 adm'rs de bonis non of Thomas Clasbey dec'd. Defendants. This affiant being duly sworn sayeth, That he lived at Mr. Hawkin's within one half mile of Ths. Clasbys the year which the sd Clasbey sold a negro fellow called Edmund to Joseph Dillard and I have seen him at work frequently have worked with him & he has worked with me at Mr. Hawkins & I never saw any thing in said negro to justify a beleaf that he was unsound in any way. Question by Defendant. Did you see this fellow Edmund after he was brought back the last time he run away before Mr. Dillard bought him and did you see any thing the matter with him to induce a belief in your mind that he was frostbitten. Answer. I saw him, but did not see any thing the matter with him. Question by the same - Did you see the Negro at work after he was brought home, and did he perform his work as