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To the Honorable Lucas P Thompson Judge of the Circuit Court for the County of Nelson. The answer of Thomas H Farrar to a bill exhibited against himself &c in said Court by James S Farrar & Frances L. Farrar. This respondent reserving the usual exceptions which may at any time be taken to said bill for answer thereto, says he admits that the slaves Jane & Lizzy were sold at the prices of [blank] as sett out in the bill, & that with [blank] the two boys were purchased of whom Coleman now survives, this sale & purchase was made in the Fall of 1847 & the two chaps purchased have been an expense & Incumbrance to his mother rather than a benefit & advantage. Of the money remaining after the purchase of the two boys aforesaid Francis N Farrar received $60 & you re-