Primas languished and died of consumption

March 1739

Isaac Little of Pembroke sued Stephen Andrews of Taunton (prev: Duxbury and Rochester) for a refund on the sale of an enslaved man Primas.

Andrews knew that Primas was “unsound and unhealthy”, being afflicted with consumption. Little, ignorant of this fact, claims not only fraud but injury, as Little paid out doctor’s bills and funeral costs. Furthermore, Primas “languished and died” within 4 months and did not provide the plaintiff Little “one day’s work”. Little recovered his original £35 expenditure, but “prayed judgment might be made up for the remaining debt” in the continuance.

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