William J. Isabell vs. Elisha Peters, etc.: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 1 of 3)
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The deposition of Wilson Peters of lawful age taken at the tavern house of Nathan G. Anderson in the town of New Market in Nelson County state of Virginia to be read as evidence on the trial of a suit now depending and undetermined in the Circuit Superior Court of law and Chancery for the county of Amherst wherein William J. Isbell, Maurice H. Garland administrators with the will annexed of Christopher Isbell deceased and Robert Isbell plaintiffs and Elisha Peters and other defendants this deponent having been first duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith as follows. Question by the defendant Peters. Do you know the boy Edmund the subject of controversy and if so how long what was his health and also state where you seen him in your [illegible] and what was his health there. Answer. I have know they boy Edmund for a number of years, from a small boy. May furher mentioned to me about the first of September 1832 that he misled to sell the boy and worked my aid for doing so I then told him if he would send him up to my house that I would [endeavor?] to sell him. he remained with me some weeks perhaps five or six. I could not sell him for the price my partner asked when Mr. John L. Harris started to the south neck his [illegible] that fall the latter part of October I put Edmund by him to Lynchber. While with me he complained one day of sick stomach which I supposed to proceed from [illegible] in [illegible]. I never gave him a [illegible] of salts and the next day he said he was well. I regarded him a perfectly sound negro. after I sent the boy to Lynchburg I wrote to my partner that I would [illegible] him myself at some [illegible] price than he had [authorized?] me to take for him, but he [illegible] taking the price I offered and further saith not. William Peters