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Grady, Edmund: Petition, Richmond City

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Peto. of Edmd. Grady Decr. 24. 1801. Cts Justice [Courts of Justice] Jany. 5. 1802. Rejd. [Rejected]

The affidavit of Solomon Pasley, Junior, taken before me Samuel Myers - Gentleman, one of the Justices of the peace for the City of Richmond The Deponent being first sworn according to Law, deposeth and saith that on the 10th day of January, 1799, he lived with Mrs. Edmund Grady, and was present when Mr. James Head Lynch, sold him the negro Girl by the name of Nelly; and that he saw the money paid to Mr. Lynch and was witness to the bill of sale, and the sum for the Negro girl, was Eighty-five pounds; and the said negro was in the Possession of the said Grady, until he was about to remove to the County of Louisa, and that he believes the said Negro was persuaded to abscond, and give herself up into the Possession of Mr. Paul Thilman; and the Deponent farther saith that he was with Mr. Grady when he obtained a warrant from a certain Mr. Tinsley, one of the Justices for Hanover County; and also a Constable for said County, who acted with the utmost Politeness, in the house of Mr. Paul Thilman: This Deponent also saith that he never heard that the said Negro was taken upon an Execution, till he went with the said Grady, to recover possession of the said Negro, and that he verily believes, that if an Execution was levied on the said Negro, it was not done, until the said Negro eloped from the Possession of the said Grady; And further, this Deponent saith not. Given under my hand this 4 day of Jany. 1801 Samuel Myers