Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia Volume 20
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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... legacies, which the respondent was to pay, under the Will of Elizabeth Hudson, was so large as to leave him, with the negroes bequeathed to him, but a small part of his father's estate; at any rate not more than his brother William C. Hudson, father of the plaintiffs, had received. He admitted that, since the institution of the suit, he sold for a fair price the negro boy mentioned in the Bill; but alledged that Elizabeth Hudson. died intestate as to part of the negroes; viz.. a woman named Dolsha and child; that, in consequence thereof, the said slaves were sold, and the money arising from such sale was equally divided between' William C. Hudson, and others; concluding with remarking, " that the said Wil" liam, C. Hudson lived many years after the death of " his mother, and never claimed thelproperty new sued " for by the complainants, because he was well satisfied " that he had no right to make such a claim; and the-'f respondent is advised that it is not competent for the ' plaintiifs at this time to claim the same in right of "' William C. Hudson," v The defendant Lewellin Hudson answered; saying, gag, that he had received no part of the slaves in controversy, .' / except an equal part of the money which Dolsha sold Hudson, ' for. N o answers being put in by the other defendants, Hm'i'$-mu'! decrees nisi were duly served upon them. A receipt, d;, i, m_. from William C. Hudson for his share of the price of t1' '2: 'h' Dolsha and her child, was made an exhibit.. Chancellor TAYLOR dismissed the Bills with costs; from which Decree the plaintitifs appealed. The following was the opinion of this Court, which Judge Roam: delivered.. The...
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