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The separate answer of Ann G. Peirce widow of Ransdell Peirce decd. to the bill exhibited by Wm G. Peirce against her & other defts: This respondent, saving and reserving all benefit of exception to the many errors of the said bill, for answer thereto or to so much thereof as she is advised to answer, says that she admits the execution of the deed in the said bill mentioned, to Mitchell & Taliaferro, the death of the said Isabella Peirce, Sarah E. R. Peirce, Ann Peirce former wife of the said Ransdell Peirce, and the death of the said Ransdell Peirce and the making & publishing of his last will and testament as set out in the said bill, and the marriage of this respondent to the said Ransdell Peirce: This respondent further answering says that she submits the construction of the said deed to your honour, insisting that the interests & shares of the said Sarah & Isabella Pierce in the property conveyed by the said deed, did by their death and in the events which have actually happened, devalue unto and become and vested in the said Ransdell Peirce absolutely and in fee; and that this respondent by virtue of the said will is entitled to the same. And this respondent further says that she so far as she is concerned desires a sale of the lands in the bill mentioned as the best disposal that could be made of them for the benefit of all parties - and having now fully answered she prays to be hence dismissed with her costs in this suit expended. Ann G. Peirce Mayo of Counsel