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Your Respondant, further answering, says that some time in the year 18 [blank] when a suit was depending in this Court between himself and George W. Bradley in reference to the negroes that are the subject of this suit, the Plaintiff gave a Deposition in the said first mentioned suit and swore that he sold the said negroes to this defendant and made a bill of sale to him for them, without mentioning any condition, reservation right of redemption attached to said sale, as will appear by reference to a copy of said deposition herewith filed as a part of this Bill. And now having fully answered your Respondant denies all fraud & prays to be hence dismissed with his costs, &c. John Stevens Prince Edward County, to wit: This day John Stevens personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in & for the County aforesaid, & made oath that the statement contained in the foregoing answer are true to the best of his knowledge and belief. Given under my hand this 20th of August 1852 H.S. Guthrey, J.P. Stevens ads Williams } Answer of John Stephens