McCormack, Anderson v. McCormack, Admr. of William, etc.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 10 of 16)
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admit that Joseph Showalter, as we have always contended, was one of the purchasers of Matilda., -Henry Showalter is dead without children or wife. Joseph Showalter is the brother of Henry, & Stephen his adm'r is the son of Joseph. Mr. Fleming asserts however in behalf of Joseph Showalters children, whose father, he says, bought the girl & has raised her issue, and will now be reduced to poverty if the negroes are taken from him. Joseph Showalter says in his deposition that he has an interest in the matter - But be this as it may, the girl was purchased with full knowledge of this suit, and of my clients claim, and the parties who assumed the chances and burthens of this litigation are not now to be allowed to complain of its operation, even if they should be reduced to poverty. But if Henry Showalter's estate should lose, Joseph Showalter has no right to complain. J A Early