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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 Berd Shelton taken at Eldridge's Store (Brooklyn) in the County of Halifax on the 12" day 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 the Estate of Abner C Shelton was indebted to Gabriel B. and Bird Shelton on a statement of an account Sixty nine Dollars and thirty two Cents, which amount Gabriel B Shelton told me Francis L Royall paid to him and in a settlement between Gabriel and myself, he accounted to me for my part as having received the whole amount of Francis L Royall himself. Gabriel B. Shelton has not been a resident of the State for four Years. I made a statement with Francis L Royall of an account against the Estate of Abner C Shelton for Six dollars on the 13th day of February 1837. This deponent further says that he things Gabriel Shelton told him he had an account against the Estate of Abner C Shelton, due Archer C Butler to collect and believes the Receipt on the back of an account of the sd Shelton to Archer C Butler for Three Dollars, dated the 15th November 1836 was Signed by Gabriel Shelton. And further this deponent saith not. The above mentioned account sealed by Gabriel Shelton with Francis L Royall