Charles County Court Records, June Court 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 211.
Michael Roby vs Daniel Ross. Atta: Warr't Da: 250 Co: 400 - Cond: adjudged for part.
Michael Roby of CC lodged with the Clerk of the Court here the following note & warrant for attachment -
I promise to pay Mickeell Hines 500 lbs of tobacco "four Valey Recd" [for value received]. Signed Sep 14, 1734 - Daniel (- his mark) Rose.
Apr 17, 1736. Then Michael Roby made oath that there is due to him of the within 250 lbs of tobacco. Sworn before - Gustavus Brown.
Whereas it is made appear to me by Mich:l Roby that Danl Ross has absconded with a design to defraud his creditors, and that he owes sd Mich:1, by note, 250 lbs of tobacco, and prays my warrant that atta. may issue, these are to require you to issue attachment for the afd sum &c. Signed Apr 17, 1736 - Gust: Brown. To Mr. Sand Hanson, Clerk.
Whereupon it was commanded the Sher: that of the goods, chattels, and credits of the sd Daniel Ross in his bailiwick being, he should attach 250 lbs of tobacco, damages, and 400 lbs of tobacco for costs, and bring the attached suns to next Jun Court, then and there to be condemned for the use of sd Mich:l unless sd Daniel comes to Court and answers unto sd Mich:l of a plea of trespass upon the case, and that by good and lawful men of his bailiwick, he should make known to the garnishees to be in sd Jun Court, to show cause, if any they have, why the attached sums, should not be condemned, and the sd Mich:l have thereof execution. And now, comes Mich:l in his proper person and offers himself against the sd Danl: of the plea afd. The Sher: returns the writ as follows: I certify that on Apr 17, 1736, I attached sundry goods and chattels of sd Daniel Ross in the hands of Eliza: McHorne, amounting to 550 lbs of tobacco, and I have made known to sd garnishee that she is to be at sd Jun Court to show cause why the effects afd so attached should not be condemned, before Thomas Sympson & Mich:l Boswell, 2 good and lawful men of my bailiwick. So answers Geo: Dent, Sher:.
We, being appointed to appraise and value 1 small gray horse and 1 old gun as the effects of Daniel Ross, attached by sd Sher: in the hands of Eliza: McHonce, at 550 lbs of tobacco, total. Signed Apr 17, 1736 - William Greene, James (M his mark) Magatie, Thomas (8 his mark) Simpson, Michael (M his mark) Boswell.
Whereupon the afd Mich:l into Court here in his proper person comes and prays condemnation of the goods and chattels so as afd attached. The afd Eliza:, though called, came not. Ordered that the sd Mich:l have condemnation, as afd, and execution.