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McCormack, Anderson v. McCormack, Admr. of William, etc.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 10 of 16)

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than his. John Palmore proves that he heard a conversation between Wm. & Anderson McCormack about the negro that Anderson wanted his father to make him a right to the negro. But he refused because there was a balance due for the negro. saying that Anderson was in debt and if he made him a right to the negro she would be sold for Anderson's debt. & he (Wm. McC.) would have to pay the balance himself. and that he would hold the right until the balance was paid. - and that this conversation took place some two three or perhaps 6 weeks before he heard of this suit. This witness also proves that Wm. McCormack bought a negro named Adam of John McGeorge at the price of $375. and paid him a mare at the price of $138. and gave his bond for $245. that Melchizadee Early got the bond of McGeorge, and that Wm. McCormack took in the bond and gave Early a new one for it. also that what was coming to Wm. McCormack's first wife from her father's estate went in part payment of the woman Matilda and that when the balance was paid he intended his three first children should have her. Archillus Canute proves that the bond of $330 given for the balance of the price of the Girl Matilda was discharged by Wm. McCormack in part by the negro Adam whom he had purchased of McGeorge at the price of $375. (see the bill of sale & bond filed with the Deposition) He also proves that Wm. McCormack shared in the distribution of the estate as one of the "legatees"