McCormack, Anderson v. McCormack, Admr. of William, etc.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 10 of 16)
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3 Anderson was to put the negro in pledge to him to secure him, that he never done so.& Dick never went security. No writings were ever drawn. Some of the witnesses say that Wm McCormack never had possession of the slave after she was hired to John. While it may be true that he did not have the actual custody of the negro in his favor. It is clear that his was the right under whom all others held possession. He hired to John for 1820 and took his bond he hired to Anderson for 1821 and took his bond (proved by Jno Tinsley) in 1822. She wasn't into the possession of Showalter's under McCormack's authority & contract where she remained till 1824 when she was sold to pay the debt to Ferguson which was contracted for the negro Adam sold in payment of Canute's bond. So that every person who hired her always held her under authority of & subordinate to Wm McCormack's Right. Mr Jno Doran it is true says that Anderson & those claiming under him hired her adversely for more than 5 years. When the fact is that 5 years had not elapsed from the time she was bought at Canute's sale till this suit was commenced. The allegation of Anderson McCormack