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Echols, Peregrine v. Leftwich, Exrs. of Thomas: Chancery Cause, Lynchburg City (Part 1 of 5)

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Agreeable to a Commission to us directed we have proceeded to take the deposition of Lucy Woodford of Lawful age at the House of James Woodford in the County of Bedford on the 7th day of April 1822 to be read as evidence in a Suit depending in the Superior Court of Chancery for the Lynchburgh district Peregrine Echols Plaintiff and James and Augustain [Augustine] Leftwich Executors of Thomas Leftwich Decd. and others Defendants who being first Sworn on the Holy evangelist of almighty god deposeth and Saith that she was well acquainted with Clo [Colonel] Thomas Leftwich and has heard the Said Leftwich Say that James Flanagan had a wright to redeem a certain woman of colour of the name of Bettey, commonly Known by the name of Bettey Flannagan and that the Said Flannagan intended to Free the Said Bettey If ever he got able but that the Said Leftwich Supposed that Said Flannagan woud. never be able to raise the money Said Leftwich had advanced Said Flannagan for which the Said Bettey was bound for and further observes that it was a common talk in the neighbourhood that James Flannagan had the wright of redeeming her the Said Bettey and intended to do so and Set her free and Further this deponent Sayeth not Lucy her € mark Woodford

Bedford County To witt, We hereby certify that the above deposition of Lucy Woodford was Taken & sworn to at the time & place above stated before us two of the acting magistrates in said County, Given under our hands & seals this 7th day of May 1822 Henry Brown Seal Saml Mitchell Seal