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The affidavit of Isham Rice of lawful age to be read as evidence in the suit now depending in the county court of Prince Edward wherein Nathaniel Matthews Ex'r of Philip B. Matthews is plaintiff and Sarah Matthews and William T Walker Executrix & Executor of William Matthews De'd. is Defendant this affiant after being first sworn upon the holy Evangelist of Almighty God. Saith that some time in the summer after the death of his Brother William Mathews. Thomas Elam went to Hutchins Mathews and Return'd to his Sisters, and said that Hutchins Mathews told him that his Brother William Matthews Estat[e] was owing Philip B. Mathews one hundred and seventy or eighty pounds. I heard Thomas Elam ask Philip B. Mathews wheather or no his Brother was owing him any thing, his reply was that he did not ow me a Cent Some time after that Mr. Walker came to Mrs Matthews and Mrs Matthews inform'd him the report about William Matthews estate owing Philip B. Matthews a large sum of money was still in circulation and Mr. Walker went out to Philip B. Matthews and had some conversation with him and returned in in the house again and said that Philip told him that his brothers estate was owing him nothing Some time after Philip B. Matthews came in the house and he was asked if his brothers estate was owing him anything his reply again was that his brothers estate was owing him nothing