McCormack, Anderson v. McCormack, Admr. of William, etc.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 10 of 16)
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attempted to be proved by Ambrose Armstrong is explained by John Tinsley's deposition. Tinsley shews it was agreed that she should be hired by this old man to use of the three children and that John McCormack hired her the first year. And it was in relation to that he was speaking when he told them he thought they ought to put her up to the highest bidder and in that way settle between themselves which of the three should hire her. She was hired by John McCormack as is proved by this witness Armstrong - who it is shown hired her the first year after she was bought by Wm McCormack. The Depositions of Jn'o McCormack & Abm'r Showalter show that neither they nor Anderson had any right to the money coming from Canute's estate and that it was a mere voluntary gratuity on the part of their father to let them have it or in other words to let them have the negro if they paid the $330 she cost over & above the share in that estate. Anderson himself does not pretend that he was to leave the negro unless he paid the difference. He never did pay or secure it its payment or come under any obligation to pay it. The nearest he ever came to it according to his own [shewing?] was that Dick McCormack "professed to be his security" - But Dick in his deposition says he never was his security. That