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to make the purchase and could not have made the purchase but for the arrangement made with the creditors of the Plff but this Respondent consented to make the purchase at the continued importunity of his nephew, George W Bradley. But the purchase was absolute and unconditional and not conditional nor with any reservation of right to redeem said slaves by the plff or any other person The purchase was made for $800 which this Respondent believes to be the full market value of said slaves at the time, and denies that they worth any more than the sum this defendant paid for them. Your Respondant further answering says that in part payment of the purchase money he assumed to pay and has paid to certain creditors of the said Williams the sum of $ [blank] as will appear by the account marked A. herewith filed as a part of this Answer. The balance of the purchase money your Respondant has also paid to the plaintiff: he positively denies the allegation in the Bill that the plaintiff does not know how the receipt for the $220. came to be executed: for this Respondant charges that the $220: was the balance of the purchase money after he had satisfied the creditors of the plaintiff as above stated, and that the plaintiff came to him and importuned him to take a receipt for the $220. and to hold it free of interest and to let him have it in small sums as he needed it, saying that if his (the plaintiffs) creditors knew that the had the $220, they would take it all from him and leave him without any means of support. Your Respondant yielded to these importunities and took the receipt: but since that time he has paid to the plaintiff a larger sum than the said $220. in money and in necessaries furnished to him as will appear by the account, marked B and herewith filed as a part of this Answer. Your Respondant denies that he ever promised the plaintiff to give him an obligation to permit him to redeem the said slaves, or that he ever gave him any such obligation: but he says that the plaintiff knew when he made the allegation that it was false, and that now such thing was ever spoken of between this defendant and the plaintiff. Your Respondant further answering says that about the year 1848 he heard it rumoured that the plaintiff claimed to have such a paper as he has set forth in his Bill, that the went to the plaintiff and in the presence of witnesses asked him to let him look at it, but the plaintiff would not show it to him; your Respondant then told the plaintiff that the paper was a forgery, that he (the plaintiff) ought to have been in the Penitentiary long ago and that if he would give him the paper he (the plaintiff) claimed to have your Respondant would put him (the plaintiff) in the Penitentiary. Your Respondant denies that the Complainant lost any papers by the fire mentioned in his Bill, but says that the plaintiff had moved every thing out of the house that was burned down before the fire occurred. Your Respondant admits that one Edwin H. [Rand?] offered him one day during the last year some money in gold, he supposes $800, and required him to execute a receipt. Your Respondant neither rec'd the money nor executed the receipt.