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Goochland County to wit George Woodson Payne this day personally appeared before me a justice of the peace in and for the said county, and made oath that he was well acquainted with the late Thomas Brooks and his wife during the time that they were under the care of Mrs. Lucy Payne that they lived in a house provided by her immediately in her yard not more, he thinks, than half a mile from his house, and that he has no doubt but that the services rendered by her to them as charged in the foregoing account are correct, and that they were services indispensably necessary to their existence, very old, infirm, helpless and afflicted creatures as they were. That he thinks the charges exhibited in the said account are very reasonable and ought in justice to be paid to the said Lucy Payne she being very poore and dependent herself. Given under my hand this 21st day of October 1843 Will: Gray JP I acknowledge to have received on the 1st day of Jany 1839 of James M Payne executor of Thomas Brooks dec'd full payment of the within account of four hundred and ninety three dollars and 4 cents. Witness my hand this 21st October 1843 Lucy Payne Teste A. S. Patterson