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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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The deposition of Woodson Hughes taken at the tavern house of Nathaniel Poindexter at Halifax C. House, in the County of Halifax on Monday the 23d of August 1841 between the rising and setting sun of that day according to notice duly given to be read as evidence in a suit now pending on the Chancery side of the Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery for the County of Halifax in which Eliza M Bennett adm'x of Abner C Shelton and John R Bennett adm'r in right of his wife are plaintiffs and Francis L. Royall is defendant. This deponent being first sworn according to law deposes and says. That as counsel for the Bank of Newbern in the state of North Carolina he had in his hands to collect several bonds due from Abner C. Shelton, John B. Royall and Francis L. Royall, that on the 7th day of March 1837 he received the sum of One hundred and thirty dollars from Francis L. Royall, and on the 22nd of May 1837 he received the further sum of four hundred and sixteen dollars from said Frs L. Royall as payments towards the said debt. For the first mentioned sum he gave a receipt, and for the last mentioned sum (it being the remainder of the debt) he gave a receipt on the back of the bond, which are the same receipts hereto annexed, dated severally on the days above mentioned & signed by him. The signature to a paper now shewn me purporting to be an account of Lewellen & Jones against Abner C. Shelton for a set of "[butching?]"at $6 dated Sept 28th 1835. Signed "Lewellen & Jones" feb 22 1836 & believe to be in the handwriting of Henry N. Jones one of the firm of Lewellen & Jones. and further the deponent saith not. Woodson Hughes