Joseph Dillard vs. Adms. of Thomas Clasby: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 2 of 4)
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the affidavit of Larkin Harlow of Lawful age taken at Peachy Franklin's Tavern in the Town of New Glasgow, on the 21st day of Feby 1824 agreeable to Notice acknowledged by plaintiff Joseph Dillard, to be read as evidence in an injunction now depending and undetermined in the County Court of Amherst, wherein the Said Dillard is plaintiff, and William Bourne and Creed C. Carter adms de bonis non, of Thomas Clasby Decd Defendants. This affiant after being duly sworn as the law directs, sayeth that he lived within one half mile of Mr Dillards during the time which said Dillard owned a certain negro man named Edmund which said Dillard told me he purchased of Thomas Clasby - I had an opportunity of seeing said negro nearly every week and that I never saw any thing in sd negro that would justify a Belief in my mind that sd negro was frostbitten or unsound in any way, until after the time said Dillard hired sd negro to William Knight, which was about eleven months after he purchased him of said Clasby, he always appeared to do his work as well as any other negro sd Dillard owned, agreeably to his strength.