William Brown v. Benjamin F. Welckert & Eldridge A. Yost

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
William Brown v. Benjamin F. Welckert & Eldridge A. Yost
Case Date: 
1859
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Selling of

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
16
Notes / Description: 

Witness J.M. Kincaid accompanied Def Brown to Richard Stegall's to settle a matter referred to Kincaid & Def Yost by Brown & Def Welcker--Brown agreed to buy negro man from Welcker & pay $1200 if he was "as likely as one own by Brown" & if not, they would agree on value (they never did). At some point, Kincaid & Yost decided to have the parties resolve the matter themselves (such agreement apparently being made in a sort of Christmas frolic when both had been drinking). Dispute over contract & amount owed.