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the purchase money. And that he never had agreed or promised to permit the plff to redeem the said Slaves or any of them at any price either verbally or in writing and this Respondent having answered the amended Bill of the plff he denies all fraud and prays to be dismissed this Court with his proper costs John Stevens [Anderson?] & Thornton for the Deft. Prince Edward County - to wit: 1852 October 5th this day John Stevens personally appeared before me Henry S. Guthry and made oath that the statements in the foregoing answer so far as they purport to come within his own knowledge are true and so far as they purport to come within the knowledge of others he believes them to be true Given under my hand & seal the day and date above as a Justice of the peace in and for the county of Prince Edward H. S. Guthry J.P (Seal) Williams vs Stevens } Answer to amended bill.