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[left side of page] justices to the said Pleasant Labby (who sheweith the slave to your orator and contracted to make the Sale to him) respecting the health of said Slave. The said Labby informed your orator to the before and after the bargain was made & at the time of giving the Bill of Sale aforesaid that aid Slave was sound & healthy. that he had then lately taken Cold or had a fit of the Colick & that his sickness was more fanciful than real. That he was genually healthy & very valuable Waterman. Your orator listening to these representation & confidently in the Truth did not request the said Labby (Pleasant) or the said John Labby to warrant the soundness of the Slave & yr orator, as aforesaid made the purchase. He relied solely on the correctness of the statements made to him. He had never, until a few minutes before the purchase, see or heard of the Slave Squire & had never heard any previous except the said Labby's speak of [him]. Your orator further states that on the day after he purhas'd & paid for said Slave he understood that the slave had for many years had been afflicted with a disorder of a very dangerous Character call'd then Asthma which seldom fails to occasion death. [right side of page] your orator did not readily listen to this information because he believed that the said Labby's knew, the slave well, had known him for a long time and that they had too great a regard for their own Character to make false Representations to your orator. He therefore determined to satisfy himself of the Real condition of the Slave. He kept the said slave about Three or four months only; during the greater part of which time he was a charge instead of a profit. The slave was severely afflicted with his old Complaint (the Asthma) and at the expiration of the time aforesaid (three or fourt months) actually died with it. After the death of the said Slave your orator complain'd to Pleasant Labby of the fraud & imposition practic'd on him & told the said Labby that as he was very much [averse] to Law saith, he would refer to two disinterested persons, one of whom should be Chosen by the said Pleasant, all matter's in dispute respecting said Slave. This proposal (after the said Pleasant ^consulted the said John and^ reflected on it several days ) was rejected. Your orator then instituted suit in Campbell Supr Court of Law, for the purpose of recovering the principal sum paid for the said ^slave^ with legal interest thereon, which suit is now on the Issue Docket & will be dismissed.