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This is to certify that Jno A. Jennett personally appeared before me a justice of the peace in & for the county of Halifax & made oath that early in the fall of 1852, his brother James H. Jennett then living in the State of Missouri, wrote to him in reply to a letter which he had previously written to the said James H. Jennett, consenting that the two tracts of land mentioned in the Petition of Thos L. Deupree, should be sold & requested the affiant to superintend said sale as his agent - that in the fall of 1852, the said tracts of land were sold as described by said Petitioner & that the affiant duly informed sd James H. Jennett of said sale & its terms - That he rec'd. from sd. Jennett a letter dated 11th Dec 1852 approving said sales - that the letter marked (A) is the letter here referred to & is in the handwriting of the said James H. Jennett - that the first letter from the sd James H Jennett, consenting to the sale of the above tracts of land has been mislaid by him. The affiant further says that the property in the State of Missouri belonging to the sd wards of the said Petitioner, he believes to be the following, viz a tract of land for which the said James H. Jennett paid in the year 1845 the sum of $1500 & which he believes from what he has recently heard is now worth $2000.00 also a negroe girl worth he believes $1000, also a negroe woman worth about $700 also he thinks a negroe boy worth he does not know truely, & some $4 or 500 in money, and that he believes that all of the property belonging to sd infants in the State of Virginia is correctly stated in the answer of Josiah Dabbs, guardian to sd Petition. And the affiant further states that the said tracts of land in his opinion sold for a fair price. Given under my hand this 10th May 1856. Jno. L. Lewellen J P