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Letter from Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to Henry William Harrington
Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1745-1825
October 27, 1783
Volume 16, Page 987


Charlestown, Oct. 27, 1783.

Dr. Sir:

Mr. John Possler informs us that a Mr. John Wilson has refused to satisfy him on Account of a Promissary note of the said Wilson’s assigned to him by Pendexter Tullert, which Wilson acknowledged before witnesses to be just. It seems Possler has lost the Note; his only remedy is therefore in Chancery. And we are at present without a Court of Chancery in this State, & shall not have one till January next. If Possler’s Story to me is true & can be proved, I am of opinion that he may recover compensation for the Negroe of Wilson in the Court of Chancery. But after the establishment of the Court of Chancery, this Cause may be Eight or Nine Months before it is determined. No ex parte evidence, that is witnesses before a Justice of Peace & their Testimony not taken by the Court itself, or their Agents, will be admitted.

I remain with great regard & Esteem,
Your most obedt. Servt.,

I shall be at the Long Bluff about the 15th of Novr.