Joseph Dillard vs. Adms. of Thomas Clasby: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 2 of 4)
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Adm'r. of Thomas Clasby decd against the Complaint Dillard is the same Bond that was Executed for the purchase of the said Negro man Edmund Quest by the same - Did you not understand from the partys that the negro man Edmund had been but a short time in the possession of the said Dillard before the Sale before mentioned - Answer I underst[ood] that the negro had been in Dillards possession but a feew days. Dillard stated that he did not object to the Negro in Consequence of his being a Runaway But that if he was Sound & Healthy he woud purchase, He also stated that the fellow walked badly but that he had made no inquiery of the fellow as to his Health. Clasby stated that the fellow was Sound & Healthy and that he sold him in consequence of his being a Runaway and that he had determined not to take the Negro Home. - Quest by the same. - Did you not frequently see Negro man Edmund in the Sumer of 1819 and did he not always have on shoes when you saw him. Ansr. I saw him frequently in the Summer of 1819 and he always had on shoes when I saw him - And further this affiant sayeth not. James Higginbotham Amherst County to wit Subscribed & sworn too before me a Justice of the Peace for the County aforesd. at the time & place afores'd David S. Garland