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The answer of James Minor to a Bill of In exhibited by Robert Lewis again and [illegible] date, before this Honorable John Brown Jury of the Superior Court of Chancery holder for the Staunton District. This defendant receiving to himself [illegible]  an answer of exception [illegible] thereto faith Third being [illegible] of and owning a Negro man named [illegible] and the same in the body of the complaint and mentioned who had been guilty of theft and running away tho a valuable slave for work he is the [illegible] of the [illegible] to endeavor to effect a sale of him that is [illegible] of this authority this [illegible] ward with the negro to Buckingham court house and on returning home delivered to this debt [illegible] Lewis for the sum of $450 payable as the price for which he had sold him. That this debt abruptly required this said [illegible] to conceal nothing of the character of the negro his [illegible] conduct the [illegible] he did not from the price he got for him & the manner in which it was made payable, the negro being sound and healthy a valuable work hand & not an old man therefore the bond of this complaint coming due & his referal to pay it off this debt in [illegible] the County Court of Albemarle & obtained [illegible] as stated in the bill. This debt
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The answer of James Minor to a Bill of Injunction exhibited by Robert Lewis against Himself and Nelson Barksdale date, before this Honorable John Brown Judge of the Superior Court of Chancery holden for the Staunton District.  
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This defendant reserving to himself all manner of exception &c, for answer thereto saith That being possessed of and owning a Negro man named Will and the same in the Bill
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of the Complainant mentioned who had been  
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guilty of theft and running away tho' a valuable
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slave for work, he in the Spring of the year 1816
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employed the Deft Barksdale to endeavor  
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to effect a sale of him. That in pursuance
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of this authority this authority the Deft Barksdale went
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with the negro to Buckingham court house
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and on returning home delivered to this Deft
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the Bond of the Complainant Lewis  
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for the sum of $450 payable  
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as the price for which he had sold him.  
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That this Deft expressly required this said Barksdale
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to conceal nothing of the character of the negro  
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& his former conduct &  he presumes he did not  
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from the price he got for him & the manner  
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in which it was made payable, the negro being  
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sound & healthy a valuable work Hand &  
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not an old man. That upon the Bond of  
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the complainant becoming due & his refusal
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l to pay it off this Deft instituted suit thereon in
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the County Court of Albemarle & obtained  
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Judgement as stated in the Bill.  
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This Deft being personally unacquainted
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with the Facts & circumstances attending the
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sale, cannot further answer the allegations
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of the Bill of the Complainant, than by stating
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that he believes & expects to prove, them to be
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groundless & untrue. He prays to have the
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Benefit of His Judgement

Revision as of 18:10, 17 October 2021

The answer of James Minor to a Bill of Injunction exhibited by Robert Lewis against Himself and Nelson Barksdale date, before this Honorable John Brown Judge of the Superior Court of Chancery holden for the Staunton District. This defendant reserving to himself all manner of exception &c, for answer thereto saith That being possessed of and owning a Negro man named Will and the same in the Bill of the Complainant mentioned who had been guilty of theft and running away tho' a valuable slave for work, he in the Spring of the year 1816 employed the Deft Barksdale to endeavor to effect a sale of him. That in pursuance of this authority this authority the Deft Barksdale went with the negro to Buckingham court house

and on returning home delivered to this Deft

the Bond of the Complainant Lewis for the sum of $450 payable as the price for which he had sold him. That this Deft expressly required this said Barksdale to conceal nothing of the character of the negro & his former conduct & he presumes he did not from the price he got for him & the manner in which it was made payable, the negro being sound & healthy a valuable work Hand & not an old man. That upon the Bond of the complainant becoming due & his refusal l to pay it off this Deft instituted suit thereon in

the County Court of Albemarle & obtained 

Judgement as stated in the Bill. This Deft being personally unacquainted with the Facts & circumstances attending the sale, cannot further answer the allegations of the Bill of the Complainant, than by stating that he believes & expects to prove, them to be groundless & untrue. He prays to have the Benefit of His Judgement