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6)    money "which is $800." signed and sealed John Stevens  Witness thought the slaves were worth twelve hundred Dollars at that time  I am but little acquainted with his handwriting having never seen him write but once and that was with a piece of chalk when he wrote for 21 pounds Iron 21 points of Iron. And farther this deponent saith not.  John W Rodgers    The Deposition of Thomas H. Averitt of lawful age taken at the same time and place to be read as evidence in the same suit:  The Deponent having been first duly sworn deposeth and saith in answer to interrogatories: Question by plaintiffs Counsel: State if you know anything of a trade between Ned Williams & John Stevens for five slaves to wit: Sally, Paulina, Jane, Munroe & Indiana & what was the condition of said trade & the value of the negroes received by Stevens? Answer, In the fall of 1848 I saw the refunding bond from Stevens to Williams at the store house of Averett [Mittcamer?] & Co which I compared with the hand writing of Capt Stevens and I thought them alike and think so now.  I was not living in the County of Prince Edward at the time of the sale of the negroes to Stevens and cannot Know the value.  The refunding bond provided that when Williams repaid Stevens the $800 he(Stevens) would return the negroes to Williams and [illegible] the same bond spoken of by Mr Jno W Rodgers and E M M [Mittcamer?]. and farther this deponent saith not  Thos H. Averitt    7)    The deposition of Wm S King of lawful age taken at the same time and place to be read as evidence in the same suit.  The Deponent having been first duly sworn deposeth and saith in answer to interrogatories: Question by plaintiffs Counsel: State if you Know any thing of a sale of negroes by Net Williams to John Stevens: What negroes were sold & the terms of sale, and any thing you may Know of this transaction,  Answer - I do know of such a sale.  The negroes sold to Stevens by Williams were Sally Paulina Jane Monroe and Indianna.  I saw the bond spoken of by the other witnesses which bond purported to give Williams the power to redeem the negroes whenever he repaid $800 that being the amount of the purchase money paid by Stevens to Williams.  I have seen Capt Stevens write and know his handwriting and believe the refunding Bond to have been in his (Stevens) hand writing.  It was written as he writes and the words were spelt as he generally talks. I have often heard Williams speak of having the [illegible] bond from the year 1845 to 1848 when I first saw it  Question by [illegible[. Were you present or have you any Knowledge of Doct. E. M. M [Mittcamer's?] taking a Copy of a deposition given by Edwd  Williams in the case of Bradley & Stevens in Pr. Edwd Circuit Court?  Ans. I was present when he took a copy at the Clerks office and heard him ask Brand Worsham Jr. for it to copy saying that E.H. Bass had requested so to go and that was the only
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6)    money "which is $800." signed and sealed John Stevens  Witness thought the slaves were worth twelve hundred Dollars at that time  I am but little acquainted with his handwriting having never seen him write but once and that was with a piece of chalk when he wrote for 21 pounds Iron 21 points of Iron. And farther this deponent saith not.  John W Rodgers    The Deposition of Thomas H. Averitt of lawful age taken at the same time and place to be read as evidence in the same suit:  The Deponent having been first duly sworn deposeth and saith in answer to interrogatories: Question by plaintiffs Counsel: State if you know anything of a trade between Ned Williams & John Stevens for five slaves to wit: Sally, Paulina, Jane, Munroe & Indiana & what was the condition of said trade & the value of the negroes received by Stevens? Answer, In the fall of 1848 I saw the refunding bond from Stevens to Williams at the store house of Averett Mittcamer? & Co which I compared with the hand writing of Capt Stevens and I thought them alike and think so now.  I was not living in the County of Prince Edward at the time of the sale of the negroes to Stevens and cannot Know the value.  The refunding bond provided that when Williams repaid Stevens the $800 he(Stevens) would return the negroes to Williams and [illegible] the same bond spoken of by Mr Jno W Rodgers and E M M [Mittcamer?]. and farther this deponent saith not  Thos H. Averitt    7)    The deposition of Wm S King of lawful age taken at the same time and place to be read as evidence in the same suit.  The Deponent having been first duly sworn deposeth and saith in answer to interrogatories: Question by plaintiffs Counsel: State if you Know any thing of a sale of negroes by Net Williams to John Stevens: What negroes were sold & the terms of sale, and any thing you may Know of this transaction,  Answer - I do know of such a sale.  The negroes sold to Stevens by Williams were Sally Paulina Jane Monroe and Indianna.  I saw the bond spoken of by the other witnesses which bond purported to give Williams the power to redeem the negroes whenever he repaid $800 that being the amount of the purchase money paid by Stevens to Williams.  I have seen Capt Stevens write and know his handwriting and believe the refunding Bond to have been in his (Stevens) hand writing.  It was written as he writes and the words were spelt as he generally talks. I have often heard Williams speak of having the [illegible] bond from the year 1845 to 1848 when I first saw it  Question by [illegible[. Were you present or have you any Knowledge of Doct. E. M. M [Mittcamer's?] taking a Copy of a deposition given by Edwd  Williams in the case of Bradley & Stevens in Pr. Edwd Circuit Court?  Ans. I was present when he took a copy at the Clerks office and heard him ask Brand Worsham Jr. for it to copy saying that E.H. Bass had requested so to go and that was the only

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6) money "which is $800." signed and sealed John Stevens Witness thought the slaves were worth twelve hundred Dollars at that time I am but little acquainted with his handwriting having never seen him write but once and that was with a piece of chalk when he wrote for 21 pounds Iron 21 points of Iron. And farther this deponent saith not. John W Rodgers The Deposition of Thomas H. Averitt of lawful age taken at the same time and place to be read as evidence in the same suit: The Deponent having been first duly sworn deposeth and saith in answer to interrogatories: Question by plaintiffs Counsel: State if you know anything of a trade between Ned Williams & John Stevens for five slaves to wit: Sally, Paulina, Jane, Munroe & Indiana & what was the condition of said trade & the value of the negroes received by Stevens? Answer, In the fall of 1848 I saw the refunding bond from Stevens to Williams at the store house of Averett Mittcamer? & Co which I compared with the hand writing of Capt Stevens and I thought them alike and think so now. I was not living in the County of Prince Edward at the time of the sale of the negroes to Stevens and cannot Know the value. The refunding bond provided that when Williams repaid Stevens the $800 he(Stevens) would return the negroes to Williams and [illegible] the same bond spoken of by Mr Jno W Rodgers and E M M [Mittcamer?]. and farther this deponent saith not Thos H. Averitt 7) The deposition of Wm S King of lawful age taken at the same time and place to be read as evidence in the same suit. The Deponent having been first duly sworn deposeth and saith in answer to interrogatories: Question by plaintiffs Counsel: State if you Know any thing of a sale of negroes by Net Williams to John Stevens: What negroes were sold & the terms of sale, and any thing you may Know of this transaction, Answer - I do know of such a sale. The negroes sold to Stevens by Williams were Sally Paulina Jane Monroe and Indianna. I saw the bond spoken of by the other witnesses which bond purported to give Williams the power to redeem the negroes whenever he repaid $800 that being the amount of the purchase money paid by Stevens to Williams. I have seen Capt Stevens write and know his handwriting and believe the refunding Bond to have been in his (Stevens) hand writing. It was written as he writes and the words were spelt as he generally talks. I have often heard Williams speak of having the [illegible] bond from the year 1845 to 1848 when I first saw it Question by [illegible[. Were you present or have you any Knowledge of Doct. E. M. M [Mittcamer's?] taking a Copy of a deposition given by Edwd Williams in the case of Bradley & Stevens in Pr. Edwd Circuit Court? Ans. I was present when he took a copy at the Clerks office and heard him ask Brand Worsham Jr. for it to copy saying that E.H. Bass had requested so to go and that was the only