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Richard Oldham & myself; Charles Oldham, his Brother came to Petersburg & told me the deponant; that he had purchased the above mentioned boy Sam from his Brother Richard & that he gave three hundred dollars for him, which he since sold to a Billy Mason for the same price & that he was glad that he was gon for he beleaved he was a good for nothing: The deponant as [asked?] the said Charles Oldham if he informed said Mason of his infurmaties & his answer was that he did not but to examine him so much as he thought proper & to aske him any question & further, this Deponent sayeth not Peyton Mason

We do certify that the annexed Depostion was Sworn to before us agreeable to the Within Commission & notice. Given under our hands & Seals this 10th day of Oct. 1805 Joel Hammon {Seal} Alex Brown {Seal}