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10 property conveyed to her by deed of 15th September 1834, and that all of the said property conveyed to her by her said father was for a valuable and good consideration and done in good faith; This Defendant, says, that independent of other resources, which she is not bound to disclose, she was entitled to and derived by agreement with her said father, a large sum of money for her services rendered in attending to the store and business of her said father; that in the spring of the year 1812, her father, in his lifetime opened a store and continued to the day of his death to keep stores and to carry on business; that from the said 1812, to the day of his death when it took place 18 Oct. 1834, being about twenty two or more years, this Defendant devoted her entire time both by day and late at nights to attend to the business of her said father and in managing his family and attending to him; That at times she acted as sales woman in the same store with her father and at other times she conducted a store apart from him, by herself; That about fourteen or fifteen years ago, her father built the House near the corner of Royall & Cameron streets in the town of Alexandria on the property named in the Deed of [blank] and he established a store in it and put this Defendant there by herself to manage it for him, whilst he himself kept store and carried on himself in another House, distant thereupon. That after residing where he then was for several years he moved up to the corner of Cameron & Royall street where he kept a store himself until the day of his death, whilst this Defendant carried on laboring for him separately in another House, that for all of said services, it was agreed by her said father and herself, that he was to allow this Defendant a reasonable salary, besides her boarding and rent and that this Defendant charged her said father, as agreed at the time at the rates of $400 per year for her said services over & above her maintainancy and that the services of this Defendant for the aforesaid time amounted to