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The deposition of Edward Haley of lawful age taken persuant to [which?] (continued over for that purpose on yesterday) at the Washington Hotel in Lynchburg between the hours of 11 and twelve oclock on Tuesday the 31st of March 1835 to be read on the trial of an injunction now depending and undetermined in this Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery for the County of Amherst in which William J Isbell [illegible] as pltffs and Seth Halsey and Elisha Peters are defendants. The deponent being first duly sworn deposeth and saith. Question by the Pltff's. State whether or not you were Superintendent in the Coopers shop of Wm J Isbell at the time of his purchase of the negro named Edmund from the deft Seth Halsey and about when this controversy is now depending. If so say all you may know in relation to the health of said negro at the time of the purchase the manner in which he was affected - the services rendered by him to the pltff - his [illegible] and the time of his death and whether or not his [illegible] purchased from an old [illegible] [permanent?] in its nature [illegible] upon him before the purchases. Answer. I was in the employ of Mr Isbell, working in his coopers shop when he purchased the negro man Edmund