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William J. Isabell vs. Elisha Peters, etc.: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 1 of 3)

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At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery continued by adjournment and held for the County of Amherst at the court house on Tuesday the 6th day of September 1836. William I. Isabell, Robert Isbell and Maurice H. Garland administrator with the will annexed of Christopher Isbell decd. Pltffs against Elisha Peters and Seth Halsey Defts. } Issue oout of Chancery

This day came the parties by their attorneys, and thereupon came a Jury to wit: John Mehone, George B. Quarles, Sandy Tyler, John Ellis, James Fulcher, Washington Whitten, George W. Carter, Ambrose N. Hansard, Robert H. Carter, Pleasant White, Samuel Walls and Thomas Sands who being elected tried and sworn to ascertain whether at the date of the sale by Halsey, the boy Edmund labored under the disease of which he died, or any other disease or unsoundness, or defect, other than that of being misshapen and knockneed; and if so whether such disease unsoundness or defect, was at the date of sale known to Horsley or Peters; upon their oath do say, that at the date of the sale of the slave Edmund he was unsound, but that the Defendants Peters and Halsey or either of them had no knowledge of that fact. Plaintiffs costs $5.33 Defendants Costs $44.49 A copy Teste John Thompson JC