Joseph Dillard vs. Adms. of Thomas Clasby: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 3 of 4)
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The affidavit of Joseph Swanson of lawful Peachy Franklin's Tavern in the town of New Glasgow on Friday the 27th day of February 1824 agreeable to notice given to William Bourne one of the adms Di bonis non of Thomas Clasbys Decd to be read as evidence in an Injunction in the County Court of Amherst Wherein Joseph Dillard is Plaintiff & William Bourne & [Cru'd?] C Carter admrs De bonis non of Thomas Clasby Decd are Defts being duly sworn deposeth and sayeth that he was at work at Mr Joseph Dillards and there saw a negroe man named Edmund which he thought was much diseased from his manner of [???ing] Mr Dillard took this affiant into the Celler and shew'd him the condition of the negroe on examining his feet he appeared to be much frost bitten. The ball of his heal appeared to be rotten, this infection of his the negroe was ^made^ shorelly after Mr Dillard got sd negroe from Mr T Clasby when he saw the sd negroe in the above [illegible] he did not think him of any value nor did he see him at any work on Mr Dillards Farm afterwards Tho he left them soon afterwards himself. Feb 27 1824 Joseph Swanson Subscribed & Sworn to according to Law Edmd Pence