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Bond, Catherine: Petition, Lancaster County

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Being call'd upon by Miss Caty Bond of Lancaster County to Certify what I thought to be the value of her man Daniel who was Executed in Lancaster County for the murder of William Mitchell of said County do declare as follows to wit. That I have been acquainted with the said fellow from a child & beleave [believe] he was among the ablest & strongest fellows in our parts of the country & a valuable servant also I have been a manager for her estate for several years past in the course of which time I was desired by Miss Bond to sell this said fellow Daniel to pay a sum of money she was owing Mr. Griffin Garland & also observ[e]d her price was a hundred pounds as negro's not so valuable as him did sell for that price. Some time in the fall 1803. I met with a man who wished to purchase negro; I then offered him this sd [said] fellow at the aforesaid price & after taking the negro out of the field dirty & ragged who did not appear as well as he might have done this person only offered me ninety six pounds. after this the overseer observed that he could not do without Daniel in saving his crop, & rather I should sell one of the other fellows which was much inferior for which fellow I got one hundred pounds. Anthony Sydnor Lancaster County to wit Anthony Sydnor personally appeared before me a justice of the peace for the said County and oath on the Holy Avangelist of almighty god. the truth of the above Certificate to the best of his knowledge. Given under my hand this 29th day of Nov'r 1804 Thomas Carter