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8) paper of which he took a copy or which he called for. At the time of the sale to Stevens I valued the negroes at at least $1600. I was about to buy one of the negroes at $300 or $350 when Capt Stevens bought all of them. The house of Williams was burnt a very few days after he moved to his present place of residence. And farther this deponent saith not William S. King. The Deposition of Wm D. Flournoy 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 plff Do you know anything of a Bill of sale filed in the suit of Bradley & Stevens and in whose hand writing is the endorsement upon said bill of sale Answer I have seen the Bill of sale referred to in the question. Years ago I have seen Capt Stevens write very often and was quite familiar with his hand writing. But for some years past I have not seen him write. From my knowledge of his hand writing I have no hesitation in saying I believe that the endorsement upon the Bill of Sale mentioned in the question is in his hand writing notwithstanding it has been effaced and there seems to have been an effort to obliterate it. And farther this deponent saith not. Wm C. Flournoy 9) The deposition of Mrs Harriet Mullins 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: Will you state whether you Know any thing of a sale of slaves by Ned Williams to John Stevens & what was the terms of sale and state further, if you ever had any conversation with Capt Stevens about said trade, and what that conversation was. Ans - I know when Capt Stevens took five Negroes Sally Paulina Jane Monroe Indianna from Ned Williams I heard Capt Stevens tell Ned Williams at his house that he would take the negroes up to his (Stevens) house and that Ned Williams might take them back as soon as he refunded the money for them and that if Ned Williams was sick at any time he (Stevens) would send the woman Sally down to wait on him When keeping Capt Stevens in company with Mr Mullins a conversation occurred in which Capt Stevens took offence. Witness stated to him that if he sent Mr Williams negroes home and pay his debts he would not have much more than other people. The Capt said that he would not send them back til Ned Williams paid him his money back which he had paid for them and that he had given to Ned Williams a paper which would show to every body the amount Ned Williams had to pay him in order to get back his negroes and farther this deponent saith not Harriet Mullins her mark Witness John W Rodgers