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Hagar: Freedom Suit, Augusta County (Part 8 of 17)

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him and let them lie in his possession untill they were done at Law about them and whoever succeeded might come and get them, then Majr Crockett made a Proposal to Gaines if he would deliver the Negroes up to him he would Give him (Gaines) Colo. Sanders as Security that if he could gain them after their law suits were done he would return them to him again Gaines refused both the Propositions, This affiant then told Gaines he had lost the Suit with Idle about the title of the Negroes in Montgomery and the Wench had lost the suit in Grayson for her freedom and it was not worth his while to be so obstinate, Gaines then asked this affiant if he had seen the decree of the high Court of Chancery this afft answered he had not, then a conversation took Place between Majr Crockett, Idle and Gaines about the wording of the decree who all agreed they had seen it and agreed Pretty well as to the wording of it neither of them shewed the decree nor agreed they had it there, but Crockett and Gaines differed some, Gaines said that the decree tied up all Judgts untill the further Order of that Court but Crockett said that it only extended to the Case in Montgomery, This affiant told Gaines it was a folly to be trifling he had waited a long time and something