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[left side of page] ties in the said Trust Deed mentioned. This Respondent believed it right, just, and honourable, that his individual debts should be paid in preference to debts due by the firm of Blakey, Rucker & Co amongst which latter this debt due the complainants, (who alledge they have paid it as security) is to be [classed?] that money having been borrowed for the use and benefit of that concerned. This respondent finding his pecuniary situation to be uncertain and failing determined to protect his individual creditors if he could - and as the said Wm. H Twyman had from time to time loaned him money, and had rendered aid to this respondents son, and had been one of his best friends, and as Marcus D Blakey had rendered services for this respondent in Teaching school and teaching this respondent children, this respondent felt called upon to protect them from Loss and thereupon made to A R Blakey for their benefit the Deed aforesaid. As to all the transactions in between this respondent and his co-Defendant Wm H Twyman - this respondent answering says that he has read the Answer of said Wm H Twyman filed in the cause, and concurs in the statements made therein so far as connected with this respondent, and particularly as regards the amounts loaned me, the time when loaned, the amount [right side of page] of interest I was to pay &c. This respondent gave to his son Angus the bond for $500 which this respondent held of Twymans with a view to enable his son to complete his profession, and thereby to enable this respondent to discharge some of his debts