[left side of page] render any services, as well as my memories now serves. The negro continued at the shop about a week. I told Mr Isbell to take him away from the shop - he done so - carried Edmund to his house, where he continued until he died, without rendering any service. I did not consider Edmund of any value at all and believe from his appearance he died from [illegible] & old diseases and in truth the negro was nothing but an expense from the date of the purchase until his death. I am no phisian therefore cannot describe his disease minutely, but the fact is he could have died from any others but [illegible] complaints. The Defendants by their Counsel excepts to so much of the above answer, as embraces the Statement of the negro Edmund made to the Witness, as [alleged?] and inadmissible. Question by Defendants. State what you think was the disease under which Edmund laboured - was it [scropula?] - was medical aid called in, and if so to what extent. Do you now live with the Plaintiff Wm. J. Isbell and are you in his employment?