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

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Bennett vs. Royall As to proof of F L Royalls letters filed in the Cause No. 1 to 8 inclusive are expressly proved by W. M. Cabaness deposition. Letters A. B. C. & D. are also exhibits with amended bill, and Royall expressly called on to answer as to their genuineness - This he evades in a manner which shews they are genuine - he does not admit expressly - but he does not deny & call for proof of them & his answer is excepted to for this very evasion - but hear what he says at the bottom of page preceeding the last page & top of last page "A greater part of the letters of your respondent, to said Wm Royall upon business, and produced here by the complainant, are not relative to the partnership transactions. They are upon subjects which can not be properly lugged into this suit and which would not be competent for your respondent to explain" This is a sufficient admission, the letters refered to in the bill as amended are his - As to their relevance the Court will judge & not Mr F. L. R. T. J. Green for pltf.