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the way that I did - that you thought there was greater risk in trusting a man that has shown so little [illegible] in the management of his own affairs, or something to that amount. Answer. I think such a conversation did take place. Question by the same. Did I not then state to you that I had great hopes that Mr. Powell would reform, and that by giving him employment, would be most likely to keep him out of the way of temptation. Answer. you did and I was agreeably disappointed to find Mr. Powell did lay aside his former habits. Question by the same. Was you not in 1812 engaged in the Mannagement of a Store in New Glasgow, in which you and myself was partners, and did I not propose to you to take Mr. Powell into the slow, at a Gallery of two Hundred dollars and he to find his own Board washing and lodgings, stating to you that I had not employment for him that would justify me in paying him wages. Answer. I was engaged in 1812 as you state, and I think you made some such proposition to me. Question by the same. Did you not object to taking Mr. Powell into the store untill I agreed to pay One Hundred dollars which was one half of his wages, and did he not find himself Board and Washing that year. Answer. I agreed to allow Mr. Powell $100. for what services he could render the concern, you was as you informed me to pay him $100. for what he done for you I think part of the year he board in your family and a part boarded himself. Question by the same. Did not Mr. Powell commence Boarding himself in the early part of the year that he lived with Thomas