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of hires $1619.47 which accrued from hires in 1839 and 1840, were not recovered from D. Sanford & Co. until [blank] 1844, at which time judgment was obtained for that amount without interest. This sum is one which should evidently be [illegible] in the copartnership account; but in as much as interest was not allowed upon it, it could not be carried into the a/c earlier without affecting the balances bearing interest - or in other words carrying interest its self - and besides as this period (31st Decr 1844) closed the Bank transactions and included all recpts. & expenditures on a/c. of the Form it appeared the most proper time for closing the transactions of the Firm in as much as it would then present a conclusiveness which could not have been attained at an earlier period. It is only necessary to state in addition, that Ivy's expenses in Louisiana of $605.60 was sustained by a copy of the record in the suit against him for the value of negro girl Lizzie filed as an exhibit in this cause; and that the other items on the credit side of this a/c were taken from the paper marked exhibit No 12 filed with the Depositions taken before Notary Robinson. They are entirely for discounts and curtails in each year, and the only variation from that statement (which was furnished by the Exchange Bank) is in the amount of curtails & discounts for the year 1839; in which year I deducted from the amount of discounts the sums which by a/c A seemed to have been paid by Williams instead of Ivy. The third account Marked C shows the transactions between Williams & Ivy and is made up from the balances of a/cs A. B. and of the payments made Ivy by Williams through Millson Trustee - per Millson's disposition page 27 - and also value of negro Bill recoverd by Millsons Trustee as aforesaid from F. T. Jones per copy of judgment filed - which amount although the judgment shows that in captions were taken - the commissioner is has since been paid. These accounts have all at the request of the pltiffs [plaintiffs] attorney been stated in different forms and closed 31st Decr 1840 (the year in which the negroes were sold) and will be found Marked AA, BB & CC together with a statement of the bank debt 31st Decr 1840 marked D. With regard to these accounts the Commissioner would merely add that the same reasons which influenced him to prefer the move of stating the a/ces. adopted as his own, prevail as objections to those stated by request, in as much as the latter places the recpts. of hires ($1619.47) from D. Sanford & Co. in 1840 instead of 1844; and consequently makes that amount bear interest, when the Commissioner can see no reason for doing so. The difference in the balances of accounts C and CC will be found not to vary materially if the interest of the $1619.47 from 31st Decr 1840 to 31st Decr 1844 amounting to $390.37 be deducted from the balance of a/c CC - the difference then resulting will be attributable to the move of calculating interest and the duties. All of which is

most respectfully submitted to your Honour Jas G. Holladay, Commrs. in Chancery in [&c?]

Commissioners fee for 25 hours services in making up report at $1 per hour $25.00 Sheriff for serving 8 notices @ 50¢ each 4.00 Davis & Riddick for publishing Decree 5.00