importance and at the time of the execution of the Bill of Sale and the delivery of the slaves farther incapacitated from attending properly to his own interest by the too free use of ardent spirits. And he knows that he would have taken care to secure his rights under the contract aforesaid in a better manner than he did do but for his unfortunate [illegible] at the time. He further states that the sum of money agreed to be paid by said Stevens was not half the value of the said slaves. And knowing the unfortunate condition in which he was then he charges that the said Stevens took deliberately advantage of him and procured the slave & bill of sale aforesaid from him. The said Stevens holds the receipt of your orator for $220 which he procured from him. Your orator hardly knows how but without paying him any money therefor or any thing equivalent to the money. Your orator has made some purchases from said Stevens and has done some work for him and may possibly have given the said Stevens some receipts but howeve that may be he knows and charges that he has never receipted the whole of the $800 in value.