Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi Volume 30

Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi Volume 30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... of the bill of sale: that William was then the owner of one of the slaves in controversy, who has since become the mother of the others sued for: that she heard him say, that he had sold the slave to his son Nathaniel, for the sum of $350, and had given him a bill of sale for her, and that the purchase-money was paid by Nathaniel to a third person, who is named, to whom William Adams v. Guicc. owed a debt: that she saw the bill of sale in the possession of Nathaniel, shortly after it was made, and heard him read it, he being then her son-in-law, and that she saw the slaves in the possession of Nathaniel, in the year 1830 or 1831. The plaintif f next introduced one Ingram, who testified, that in the spring of 1848, he had gone with the plaintiff to the house of Mary Kinnisson, the defendant's intestate, and heard him make demand of her of the slaves; and that she replied to him, to take them if he could find them, but that she had put them out of the way, and would not give them up: that on the same occasion, and after the plaintiff had left the room, she stated to the witness, she knew there had been a bill of sale from William to Nathaniel for the slaves, but that it was where they could not get it. The plaintiff then introduced one Magee, who testified, that he was the grandson of William and Mary Kinnisson, the defendant's intestate: that William was infirm and bedridden for some two years before his death, which took place in 1833, and during that time Nathaniel was on the plantation of William, in the possession of the slaves in controversy, and making crops: that in 1847, the defendant's intestate sent for Nathaniel to come and take them under his control: that they had become unruly, and she could not manage them: that...show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983734
  • 9781236983732