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Williams, George W.: Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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Stephen N. Davis sworn deposed that on the 14th Febry prisoner came to his office and asked him to sell a negro for him and witness agreed to do so and witness sold the negro to Mr. Thomas W. Parr for $4250 and a man named Lowe advised him to sell the negro and he was sold and witness received the money and settled with Low. Witness asked if the negro was free and Williams said no, that he knew the negro well and that he belonged to Low. Williams was present when the money was paid and seemed to acquisce. The next day the negro said he was free. Prisoner confessed that he had done wrong and was confessing his guilty when the Mayor stopped him.

Thomas W. Parr sworn deposed that he purchased the negro from Low as a slave and he turned out to be a free negro. Prisoner and Low said they were brothers in Law and wanted to sell their negro because they thought He was going to the Yankees. Williams said he knew the negro belonged to Low and seemed to be as much interested as Low. The day after the witness bought the negro he said he was free.