The previous year Dellet had obtained a favorable judgment for Cabaniss in a lawsuit over the purchase of a slave. Cabaniss writes that his opponent has been given a new trial, and he is fearful that "thare is some danger of your loosing the case...
In the letter Mobly discusses a judgment Dellet obtained against Benjamin Darby, requiring him to pay several hundred dollars. If he cannot pay, the slaves of his ward, William B. Darby, will have to be sold instead. Mobly asks that Dellet delay...
In the letter Booth asks Dellet to represent him in a case involving a runaway slave: "The negro Sam was apprehended by some man in your county & by him committed to jail. He remained some five or ten days (the coldest we had last winter) & when...
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