Nelly Jackson v. Thomas Tebbs. Affidavit of Thomas Triplett


I do hereby certify that Mrs Tebbs gave up to me the negroe girl Nelly belonging to the estate of the late William Carr and that (the said Slave was to be taken in part of my dividend of the said estate) at that time no division had taken place. at a subsequent period a Divison of the estate was made amongst the legatees at which the said Slave was taken away from me and assigned to Doctor Thomas F Tebbs, the brother of my wife. in right of whom I was entitled to a Dividend.

I further certify that at the time I offered the said slave for sale as stated in my deposition filed in the suit by her   brought in Alexandria for her freedom. I held her under the said gift from Mrs Tebbs.

Thomas Triplett