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

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The Deposition of Samuel Mitchel of Lawful age taken in Liberty on the 15th day of Aprill 1823 agreeable to notice in the tavern of Wm Terry in suit Depending in the Chancery Court held in the town of Lynchburg Peregine [Peregrine] Echols Plaintiff and James Leftwich Augustain [Augustine] Leftwich Executors of Thomas Leftwich Deceasd & others Defendants. This Deponent states on a conversation between me and Col Thomas Leftwich respecting a negro girl That was in the possession of James Flannegan - the said Leftwitch stated that he had some years past had paid the Sheriff sixty pound to redeem the girl whose name was Betty and that he never intended to dispossess the old people of her but as there was a disturbance in the family he was determind to sell her at all events which was immediately done and that Betty and her children was at that time in the possession of said Flannegin and further this deponent saith not Saml. Mitchel

The above Deposition Subscribed and sworn to at Wm. Terry's Tavern in the Town of Liberty the Day and date above mentioned Wm R Jones JP A Otey JP.