The within taken & sworn to before me this day and date first written. David Saunders.
The affidavit of Stephen Mitchell of lawful age taken at the house of William Stephens agreeable to notice on the 16th of July 1824 In a suit in Chancery in the County Court of Bedford in which Elijah Weeks is Plff and Samuel Mitchell, Boyd Miller & Thomas Overstreet are Defendants - after being sworn saith: That he was called about three years ago by one eyed Jim to cure him of the venereal disease which he states that he had went through a Course of physick under Dr. Thomas Mitchell before he had made application to me, I think he had been very bad with the disease but how long he had it on him I cant say; but it appeared to have grown to a confirmed pox - Question by the Plaintiff Have you reason to believe that Mjr: Samuel Mitchell is unfair in his dealings - Answer. In our settlements for smith's work Major Mitchell settled with me very fairly, but in some other transactions he has not acted fairly in my opinion. Question by the same. Have you any reason to believe that Charles Glenn would swear falsely? Answer. I have not. Question by Majr: Mitchell. What is Charles Glenns general caricter in his neighbourhood as a man of truth? Answer. A number of his neighbours think that he is a man that will lie, but I dont know that it is thought that he will make and tell . . . mischievious lies. Question by the same. Do you consider Charles Glenn a blacksmith? Answer. I do not. Question by the Plaintiff - What do you think is the value of Jim at this time? Answer. Two hundred & fifty dollars, would be his value in my judgment for I think him not valuable tho' I dont call myself a judge of such property. Question by Majr. Mitchell. What was the value of Jim when I sold him to Weeks and did not property sell high at that time? Answer. I think Jim must have been worth five hundred dollars at that time for property sold high at that time. Question by the same. From the long acquaintance Weeks had with with Jim as a Smith ought he not to have been a good judge of his value? Answer. From the acquaintance that Mr. Weeks had with Jim living near him it appears