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navigation, but here again they were disappointed and again travelled by Land to Locust port on the Ohio River, here they found the River open & there shipt. for the mouth of the Ohio, on a St. Louis boat, thence to Vicksburg, and after Mr. Rives declined taking the negroes, they went on to New Orleans, and thus he has given to the plt the route of their travel so Loudly called for, and which he can if he desires easily follow. This deft further answering saith that in reaching New Orleans both Mr. Long and himself, consequently at a Loss, and found they could not make advantagious sales or safe investments of the proceeds of sale in Eastern bills of Exchange, and thus situated as they had before been advised Mr. Long employed Mr. Jas D. Ware, an experienced trader, to take charge of the slaves for sale, or Com. Mr Ware proved to be a faithfull agent, sold and ordered this deft. in selling the negroes except the plts man Abram who Returned up the Country with Mr Long and a Woman Nelly, who was sick and unfit for sale, and was brought back by this deft. to the White Sulphur Springs, where she was left for the benefit of her health, she finally was brought back to this County, and was sold by the plt. This deft. further answering saith that the slaves sold were all passed thro. the proper