James C. Witt v. Guy Ellis, et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James C. Witt v. Guy Ellis, et al.
Case Date: 
1861
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Sale of Damaged/Misrepresented Goods

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
28
Notes / Description: 

Other defendants: William McFarland; Benjamin F. Yoe. Plaintiff purchased 2 slaves from defendants (a woman, Chancy, & her son, John, age 2). Defendants described them as being physically sound, but they were both ill & Chancy died shortly after being bought.