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The deposition of Elizabeth Partin, taken at Mosby & Speed's office in Lynchburg, on the 22nd of September 1847, pursuant to notice, to be read as evidence on the trial of the suit of Henry Jackson an infant &c Plff and James M. Jackson and others defendants, pending in the Cir: Supr. Court of Law and Chancery for Prince Edward County. Being sworn, the deponent saith to question by the Plff's Counsel -You have said in a deposition given by you, in this case, at a former time, that in Decr. 1846 you held a conversation with James M. Jackson in Lynchburg on the subject of the negroes, the same involved in this suit. You will please state if in that conversation James M. Jackson said any thing about the mode and manner of paying for the said negroes and if he did, state what he said on that subject? Answer In the conversation which I had with James M Jackson in Lynchburg in Dec. 1846 he said that Pleasant Partin had bought the negroes of Doctor Smith and had given them to his Grandson Henry that he, James M. Jackson paid Doctor Smith in Farmville acting for Mr Partin and that Mr Partin paid the money back to him by discharging a debt for him in Lynchburg and further saith not this Deponent. Elizabeth Partin Corporation of Lynchburg to wit: The foregoing deposition was this day subscribed & sworn to by Mrs Elizabeth Partin at the place stated in the caption before me a justice of the peace for said corporation. Given under my hand the 22 Sept: 1847 J. O. Shackleford J.P.