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to dispose of the property as he this respondent had previously agreed and bound himself to do " - not only is the allegation that this respondent made such a statement untrue, but he expressly stated that it is untrue that he ever made any such bargain or arrangement with the said Long. This respondent after traveling about seventy miles was overtaken by the said Long, who continued in company with the party until this respondent was arrested by sickness and found that he could proceed no farther without endangering his life. When this occurred, the first idea which struck the mind of this respondent was that if he returned it would perhaps be best that the negroes should also return, but it was suggested both by the said Edmund Rosser and the said Long, as the better course that the negroes should proceed, and as an inducement to the acquiescence of this respondent in the suggestion, the said Long voluntarily tendered his services to accompany the slaves out as far as Vicksburg in the state of Mississippi, and to aid and assist the said Edmund in the trip as far as his attention or care might be necessary, but all without any promise or agreement on the part of this respondent to compensate him in any way for his services, or any expection that he would ask or demand any compensation therefor. The fact was that the said Long when he overtook this respondent, was on his way out to the said town of Vicksburg as he informed this respondent for the purpose of taking testimony in a suit he had then defending in this court with a certain Thomas Hundley, which was to be taken as this respondent thinks on the 23 of December the same month in which they set out. The said Long had with him at the time a negro boy, who was taken sick on the day before the last on which this respondent continued the travel, and but for the fact that he was put into the waggon, and carried along that way could not have proceeded farther for many days, so that the advantage afforded the said Long of continuing his trip with his sick boy, by having an opportunity of carrying him along in the waggon was an inducement to the said Long to urge the progress of the party on, and resulted in a benefit to him of no small moment, and this respondent on his part insi[s]ts that the expenses of the said Long, is paid by the said Edmund in the course of the trip, are not properly chargeable either to him individually or to the company. If the services of the said Long were engaged by the said Edmund after this respondents return it was unauthorized by this respondent and he protests against being made accountable in any way for the same, either in expenses or otherwise. It is true that after this respondents return to wit, on the 19 of December 1838, he did propose to