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Deposition of Hutchin Matthews

This is to sertify that Philip B. Matthews came to my house about the same time in the year 1804 and asked me if I would walk with him to Mr. Wm. T. Walkers & after we got to Mr. Walkers Philip B. Matthews told Mr. Walker that he came for a settlement that his brother William's Estate was owing him a crop of Tobo. [tobacco] and the hire of a negroe woman Dilcy Mr. Walkers reply was Mrs. Matthews you told me that your brother's Estate owed you nothing for you intended to live with your sister as long as you lived & give all that you possest [possessed] to the family at your death Philip B. Matthews reply'd that he was treated so bad that he would not live with his sister and that they owed him for that crop of Tobo. & for the hire of his negroe, Then a conversation took place about a saddle that Philip B. Matthews bought belonging to the Estate of Wm. Matthews Dec'd. Philip Matthews told Mr. Wm. T. Walker that he never would pay for the Saddle unless they got it by law for his brothers Estate owed him more than would buy a Dozen saddles but he was willing to give credit for the price of the saddle upon a fair settlement and I heard Mr. Wm. T. Walker say if their was any thing due Philip B. Matthews he would pay him if he would prove his Acct. [account] .Philip B. Matthews told Mr. Walker that he depended on his brother Wm. Matthews to keep all Accts. between them for he was his Guardian I heard William Matthews say in his lifetime that he kept Philip B. Matthew's money in his hands to buy Philip a settlement of Land & my brother Wm Matthews did bid for a tract of Land & said that it was for Philip B. Matthews if he bought it I also went to Wm Matthews's a short time after his death & I heard Sarah Matthews say that Philip B. Matthews was to have the saddle that my brother was left & to the best of my knowledge the price was to be discounted out of what the Estate was owing him which is the same saddle that Sarah Matthews brought suit against Nathl. Matthews & has obtained Judgm't for