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Question by same When did the slave Albert mentioned in the Bill & propert die? Ans about the first of January 1843. Question by same What time of the year 1838 after the death of Tho Brook did you take the said slaves Lewry & Albert Answer At the death of Thos Brooks decd I was in possession of the slave Albert under an agreement made with Mr Brook that I should have the use & services of said slave free of charge [illegible] hire as he [illegible] I [illegible] with me [illegible] as he Mr Brook had permitted the slave Lewry to go & act & work for himself for some time before & who was at the death of Mr Brooks going [illegible] & acting as a free man. J. M. Payne The foregoing examination of James M. Payne was taken by me at [illegible] in Goochland County 18 March 1845 to be used in the case next mentioned in caption M. M. Byrne Comr J. M. Paynes exam Brooks Exor vs Brooks admr