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

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The deposition of David [illegible] of lawful age taken at the tavern house of Nathan Anderson in the town of New Market in the County of Nelson to be read as evidence on the trial of a suit depending and undetermined in the Circuit Superior Court of law and Chancery for the County of Amherst wherein William J. Isbell and Maurice H. Garland administrators with the will annexed of Christopher Isbell [deceased?] and Robert Isbell are plaintiffs and Elisha Peters and others are defendants. The deponant having been first duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith as follows to wit. Question by the defendant Peters. Did you know the boy Edmund the subject of controversy if so state when you knew him and what was his health, whilst you knew him. Answer. I knew him since the fall 1827 till the fall 1832 when he lift New Market I do not think since I knew the boy up to the time he left the neighborhood that I recollect of his ever being sick. If he ever was I have no recollection of it. I always regarded him sound and healthy. [illegible] I frequently worked on the plantation where he was and had him at my house and never knew him sick within my recollection. I think he looked better in the fall 1832 [illegible] usual which I attribute to his having but little to do and further saith not. [illegible] Thomas. The Plff William J. Isbell was present but declined asking any questions. Nelson County to wit. I Charles [illegible] commissioner appointed by the Circuit Superior Court of law and Chancery for the County of Nelson for taking depositions do [illegible] certify that the foregoing deposition of David [illegible] Thomas was taken subscribed and sworn to in due form of law before me at the place and on the day mentioned in the caption. Charles Burrow