Samuel Stokes, a man of color v. John Finney and William Finney
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to said Finneys as aforesaid, nor the
time when they soldCharityCharity as aforesaid
Your Orator States that said Finneys sold
said CharityCharity aginst his consent & thusly
rendered it impossible that the contract
between your orator & them could be performed
In consideration whereof & in as
much as your orator is sum debts at
lawhe prays the interposition of this
court that said Finneys maybesummoned
to answer this Bill that they may be
compelledseverally on their corporal oath to
answer all the allegations of this Bill &
particularly the following

1 Were you not in partnership in making the
purchase of CharityCharity & her child MaryMary as
isabove stated

2 Did you not agree with said SamuelSamuel to
make said purchase for the purposes as
above stated if not what was said &
what was the understanding between you &
said SamuelSamuel prior to & at the time of said
purchase

3 Hasnot said SamuelSamuel paid to you for the
purpose in the Bill stated the sum of two
hundred & twenty nine Dollars if not what
sum has he or his wife paid- set out the
amount & date of such payment & the cause
or consideration for which it was paid

4 Have you or either of you any memorandum
or entries made in writing orhaveyouever
had any such in your possession in relation
with to the Terms on which you purchased
said CharityCharity & child oreither of them or
of any payments made by said SamuelSamuel or any
one for him on account of said CharityCharity
or MaryMary or other of them