McCormack, Anderson v. McCormack, Admr. of William, etc.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 10 of 16)
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brought no more if sold by him, for at the time reduced price of negros, it is proved that she brought her full value, which about paid the "Canute Debt" Wm McCormick realized nothing by the sale beyond its payment, and thus gained no undue advantage, But was this a conditional sale, I think not, it was a conditional gift he did not exact a quid from his children but agreed to give them the woman if they would relieve him of part of the purchase money, which he had agreed to pay for her, which was but little more than half the amount she cost him. he placed her in their possession that they might have the benefit of her hire and services, reclaiming the title, intending to perfect the gift when the Canute debt should be paid it was a laudable desire to advance his children, prompted by no other consideration, than affection, their inability to comply, defeated his good intentions and as I humbly conceive leaves Anderson without a shadow of claim, either in Law or Equity, to the woman, a more detailed examination of the Evidence would be both tedious and unnecessary, Many of the depositions on both sides are excepted to, for various irregularities, these exceptions are submitted tot he Court without comment. The next and Last question to be considered is the Cross Bill, it was improperly allowed by the Court, the original suit