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Shelton, Admx. of Abner C., etc. v. Royall, Francis L., etc.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 1 of 6)

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4 ent in order to illustrate this subject more fully would refer your honor to a letter written by a certain John Foster the adm'r of William Royall dated 16 Oct. 1846 marked 2BA. In furtherance of this object your honor is referred also to a book, marked ABC which this respondent has recently obtained, kept by William Royall during his life time, stating the amt. of capital, receipts, the contract of the last firm and the amount of money charged to each Your honor will find all the money sent to your respondent has been charged to him. This respondent admits that shortly after this new partnership was formed he wrote to William Royall he wanted money for E M Shelton's purposes & that it must be charged to her. William Royall informed him that when he sent money to either of the other partners it must be charged to the person, to whose order it was payable. This respondent admits that he afterward more than once wrote to Wm Royall for money to pay off debts against E M Shelton as adm'x but never repeated the request to charge it to her These debts were such as this resp. was liable for ultimately, as the security of Shelton, which were pressing, and likely to involve your respondent. This respondent avers that all the money William Royall ever sent him after the last partnership was entered into was in drafts drawn by some broker or Bank or a similar institution, mostly in the North, and made payable to this respondent or order. That these drafts were endorsed by this respondent individually, and were cashed by the merchants of the Country or neighbouring banks.