From Transcribe Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

would go and get his Buggy and convey them home. This respondent remarked to him, that the negro's were his, and he could take them as soon as he pleased, and the sooner the better, for he doubted whether if the woman understood certainly that she was sold, she would not run off - but that he would prevent her doing so, if he saw her attempt it, if he could - in the course of that evening the woman took her child with her, and went off as this respondent afterwards understood to old Mrs Alexander the mother of the partner aforesaid Hunter, where she had been raised, the said Hunter came back as this respondent was informed in the course of the evening for said Negro's and found them gone, but this respondent was absent from home and did not see him that evening. The next day after the contract aforesaid, the said Hunter came to this respondent and informed him, that the negro woman and her child had gone to Mrs Alexanders, and had there had a fit, in consequence of which he could not then take her below, and sell her to advantage, which was one great object with him in purchasing, and thus he would be without the money he expected to get by the sale of said slaves, as well as the money he had paid out to this respondent, which would subject the concern to great inconvenience - at this time this respondent asked the said Hunter if he had not told him of said Negro woman's haveing had convulsion fits, of her afterwards haveing had what were called hysterical fits, and of sometimes makeing a pretense of being sick or haveing fits when nothing was the matter with her, and that probably the fit he had spoken of her haveing had the evening before was of this latter kind - the said Hunter distinctly admitted that this respondent had so told him, but said he was in hopes, that he would have been able to have disposed of her, before she would have had one of her spells. This respondt then told said Hunter, that if it would be any great accomodation to them, that he would loan them the said Hunter and Alexander the $200 which he had paid him the day before