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but the truth, and the paper procured by the Pltff: of 19th Dec. 1838 of this Defendant, [illegible] a fraud [illegible] upon his credibility, and [illegible] of this Deff: and by which he is neither legally or morally bound, as he hoped to show by the proofs- It [illegible] [illegible] that in [illegible] would take all the Negroes [illegible] [ilegible] if not, the balance [illegible] whether private or partnership profoundly were to have been dated, and had [illegible] have taken these, and these only, [illegible] this Deff to take the average prices for his private Negroes- The Deff. Edmund Roper can best answer the allegation of the bill, in acclaim to the bill of sale, this Deff. must not [illegible], and suppress the pltt. [illegible] paper [illegible] a view to his own intellect and not that of the [illegible], Edmund Roper, must no move agent of the Deff. than of the pltff. as [illegible] [illegible] out by the bill in the other case, he [illegible] as an [illegible], to the said Jordan; The said Pltff. as before states has bound to take the Negroes to Mississippi; Edmund Roper had no [illegible] in such [illegible], has a mere youth, the pact is that the pltff. as he has [illegible] heard made several attempts to rid himself of the [illegible] and [illegible] of the [illegible] [illegible] others to perform it for him, and finally employed [illegible] long as shown by this Deff. bill- This defendant, believed the Pltff. was well able to perform the tasks, but is not then in [illegible] his misinformed and should not be [illegible] when the Deff. This Deff. denies that any act of the Pltt. in delivering a bill of sale to Edmund Roper made the Negroes partnership [illegible]- the [[illegible] of the Plaintiff in obtaining the paper of 19th Dec 1838 and practicing upon the credibility of the Deff. [illegible] intended as a fraud upon the rights of this Dept. This Dept. [illegible] [illegible] to close this adventure [illegible] the Pltt. after the [illegible] of Edmund Roper, and it is strange indeed, that the Pltt. should have declined the [illegible] [illegible] to [illegible], as changed in the Deff's bill, if he believed these made a profit, the [illegible] is he would not sell by [illegible] another [illegible]. This Dept. received [illegible] [illegible] from N. Orleans, the proceeds of sales of his individual, and partnerships Negroes, whether all or not, he cannot well say,k the former being [illegible] [illegible] and a heavy [illegible] to [illegible]. It is altogether the Pltff.'s fault that the whole matter near not [illegible] in in 1829 without the [illegible] and [illegible] of this [illegible]- This Deff. has applied all the money he received [illegible], and has always been ready and willing to account for it- This Deft. insists that the [illegible] after the pltt. left the property, should not be equally [illegible] because this Deft. was entitled to the services, skill, and experience of the Pltff. as his part of the contract to be down and performed, and he protests that the hire or wages of Mr. Long, and the commissioned upon the