Ben v. Sabret Scott. Circuit Court Report


Negro Ben v. Sabrett Scott.

An affidavit is not necessary to continue negro petitions at the first term.

The Court will not require in all cases an affidavit at the first term to continue cases of negro petitions.

This cause was continued at the cost of the defendant, as the petitioner offered himself ready for trial; and in general the Court will not insist on a trial at the first term, but if either party offers ready, it shall be continued at the cost of the party not ready. At the second term the Court will require a trial unless good cause be shown on affidavit.