MONTGOMERIE-VA-1791

VIRGINIA GAZETTE & AGRICULTURAL REPOSITORY
Thursday, November 17, 1791

NEGROE CHARLES
Will be sold at Public Auction, to the highest bidder, for
ready money, before Mr. WILLIAM M. DANIELLS' door, Tavern
keeper here, precisely at three o'clock in the afternoon of
Monday the 5th day of December next, being the first day of
Prince William Court.  The above Negroe was sold under
execution (at the time the property of Col. FRANCIS
TRIPLETT) about eighteen months ago, when I paid the
purchase money for him, and got a Bill of Sale, as well from
the purchaser as from Col. TRIPLETT.  I gave Col. TRIPLETT a
promise of redeeming him at the course of two or three
weeks, on the payment of the money advanced -- the money has
not been refunded to this hour -- it is uncertain how far
this promise might be construed to extend, and being
unwilling to run the risque of this fellow's life longer, it
becomes necessary to dispose of him, of which Col TRIPLETT
is advised.

THOMAS MONTGOMERIE
Dumfries, Nov. 9, 1791

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