Tallahassee Railroad vs. Macon

Tallahassee Railroad vs. Macon

Lower Court

  • Leon County

Date

  • 1859

Box

  • 473

Folder

  • 853

Transcript

others and as he witness himself had received. On the Saturday that the director went to see him the negro appeared more sick than he had been and witness directed a toddy to be given him and that he should be otherwise care for. Pills were also given to him. The negro was rather old he showed age in his grey hairs, in the opinion of witness he was between fifty and sixty years old, and witness did not consider him over three hundred dollars. Witness did not think he needed a Doctor before the day the Doctor came out to see him. Witness had been employed on the Rail Road (Tallahassee) for nearly two years overseeing the hands and taking care of them and this negro had been with him.

Defendant also offered [?] as a witness who being duly sworn, testified that he knew Esop he was one of the hands on the rail road engaged in laying track on the Pensacola and Georgia Rail Road witness was employed for the same purpose by Mr. Whitner who was laying the track: Esop was sick and was suffered to lie up in one of the cars employed as a camp or house for the Rail Road hands. The car was well covered and right. It was open on one side only, the space left for the door, but the door could be closed easily. He was up and down in and out when he pleased and complained of a pain in his side. The same attention was given to him as to all other Rail Road hands when sick and the