Echols, Peregrine v. Leftwich, Exrs. of Thomas: Chancery Cause, Lynchburg City (Part 1 of 5)
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Lynchburg 11th May 1824 The deposition of Joseph Echols of Lawfull age taken this 11th day of May 1824 at Robert Morriss Tavern in the Town of Lynchburg pursuant to notice, to be read as Evidence a suit depending in the Superior Court of Chancery for the Lynchburg District between Peregrin Eckhols [Peregrine Echols] Pltf and James & Augustin Leftwich Deft. This Deponent being first duly sworn sayeth In 1811, wishing to purchase a boy suitable to raise for a body Servant was informd. by Capt James Leftwich That his father had a family of negroes which he wishd. to Sell among which was a boy of the description I wanted and invited me to go to Bedford County and see them. I done so and Bot the family at $1000 a woman calld. Betty,.& her four children. They were at that time with a poor old man by the name of Flanagin who I understood had raisd. the woman and with whom she had always lived, though had been the property of Col. Thomas Leftwich for many years Joseph Echols
the above Sworn & Subscribed to Befor us two of the justices of the peace for the Corporation of Lynchburg Given under my hand this 11th of May 1824 John Schoolfield James Rose