Nelly Jackson v. Thomas Tebbs. Thomas Triplett's Answers to Petitioner's Interrogatories


The deposition of Thomas Triplett of full age, a witness produced, sworn and examined on the third day of April in the year 1817, at the house of William Noland in the County of Loudoun, by virtue of a Commission issuing out of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Alexandria, to me William Noland, a justice of the peace for the County of Loudoun directed to be used in evidence in a certain cause therein depending between Nelly Jackson plff and Thomas Tebbs deft on behalf of the plffs Interrogatories to Thomas Tripplet

1st Are you acquainted with a negro woman called Nelly, alias Nelly Jackson? If yea, when and in what manner did you become acquainted with her?

2nd Is she, or is she not one of the slaves belonging to the estate of William Carr, late of Prince William County decd. at the time of his death?

3rd. Did you or did you not sell or offer her for sale the said Negro Woman, if yea, when and where did you so offer her for sale, and to whom and by what authority? Was it by the authority of Mrs. Tebbs of Dumfries; if yea how was that authority given?


Nelly Jackson
Thomas Triplett Tebbs


1818. April Term, 15th day
Judgmt. for Plff.

[illegible] Va
April 4

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County of Alexandria