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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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6 transactions. They are upon subjects which cannot be properly [illegible] into this suit, and which would not be Competent for your resp to explain. In answer to the call made by complainants in their bill respondent states that no settlement has ever taken place between William Royall and respondent nor does he know of any which has taken place between him and Eliza M Shelton since entering into the last partnership In answer to the call of the complainants to explain what settlements are referred to in the original answer in this case your respondent again states more fully that the settlements referred were those made by A C Shelton and resp. on the 20" May 1834 embracing all matters between them and the settlement made on the 1st day of March 1836 between William Royall this respondent and the adm'x of Shelton embracing the partnership transactions of the old firm. All the other allegations Contained in the plff's bill this respondent expressly denies and calls for proper proff of the same. He prays that the complainants bill may be dismissed and the injunction dissolved. And having answered &c &c Halifax County to wit This day personally appeared before me a justice of the peace for the County aforesd Frs. L Royall & made oath that the statement set forth in the foregoing answer are true so far as he knows them & the statements made upon the information of others he believes to be true. Given under my hand this 13 June 1850 Chas A Ballow