Joseph Dillard vs. Adms. of Thomas Clasby: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 2 of 4)
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Amherst County: to wit, The affidavit of James Higgenbotham of lawful age, taken in pursuance of notic, at the House of Peachey Franklin in the county of Amherst, on the 25th day of April 1823 to be read as evidence on the trial of an Injunction depending in the County court of Amherst, where in Joseph Dillard is Pltff, and Thomas [Harlle?] admr of Thomas Clasby Dec'd. is Defendant The aforesaid affiant being first duly Sworn as the Law directs Saith Qust. by the Complainant - Was you present when I purchased of Thomas Clasby decd. a Negro man named Edmund. did not the said Clasby warrant the said Negro to be sound & Healthy and did you not Witness the Bill of Sale executed the 24th day of January 1819 by the sd. Clasby to me. and did you not witness the Bond executed by me on the same day to the sd. Clasby for the purchase of the said Negro. and is it not the same Bond that is filed in a Suit in Amherst Court brought by the Dft against me - Ans'r. I was present when the Complainant purchased of Thomas Clasby a negro man named Edmund, the said Clasby warranted the said Negro to be sound & Healthy. I witnessed the Bill of Sale of the above date, and the Bond filed in Amherst Court in the Suit Thomas Hale