McCormack, Anderson v. McCormack, Admr. of William, etc.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 10 of 16)
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McCormack & McCormack & McCormack & Showalter } Note of Counsel The original suit is an injunction by Wm. McCormack to restrain the sale of the negro Woman Matilda seized by certain creditors as the property of Anderson McCormack. Upon the ground that she was the property of Wm. McCormack & not Anderson's, and the cause itself depends upon the solution of that question. When the facts and circumstances attending the cause are carefully compared. It seems to me that it is impossible for a rational doubt to rest upon the mind of any as to Wm. Mccormack's right to the slave. Anderson McCormack claims the slave Matilda upon the ground that himself & his brother John & Sister Franky Showalter were entitled in right of their deceased mother (who was the first wife of the plff) to an interest in the estate of James Canute Decd. That that interest was applyed to the purchase of the Girl Matilda and that the plaintiff agreed that if the Deft & Jno. McMcCormack & Abm. Showalter would pay him $300. the residue of the price of the slave that they should have her and that he afterwards bought the shares of Jno. McCormack & Showalter in the negro Girl. It is agreed on all hands that Wm. McCormack bought the slave in question in Novm'r. 1819. It is also