1 To the worshipful County Court of Campbell County Wm Watts & Edward W Saunders, the committee appointed at a former term of this Court of the [illegible] and property of Martha Watts, would respectfully report, that they, by authority and in pursuance of the order of this Court, made at its February Term 1849. between themselves Committee & Plaintiffs & Martha Watts by her Guardian ad litem Williams L Morris, Defendant, after giving four weeks notice of the time & place of sale, in two newspapers published in the town of Fincastle, to wit, the valley Whig & the Fincastle Democrat, in three published in the town of Lynchburg to wit, the Lynchburg Virginian, the Virginia Patriot & Southwestern Advocate, & the Lynchburg Republican; in two published in the City of Richmond to wit, the Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser & Richmond Enquirer, (as will appear by the respective affidavits of one of the publishers of each of those papers herewith exhibited & filed) & also in the Wytheville Republican published at Wythe Courthouse & the Abingdon Virginian published in the town of Abingdon, they proceeded on the 30th day of April 1849. at the Big Lick in the County of Roanoke, to sell at public auction, on a credit of 12 months, a portion of the slaves of Martha Watts; We append hereto a list of the slaves sold, of the prices which they brought & the purchases; It will be seen on examing [examining] said list, that two of the negroes offered for sale to wit. Hector & Isbel were not sold, they are both old, [illegible] & valuless [valueless], & we have since made an arrangement with [illegible] Edward Watts, by which he undertaked to ekep and maintain them for the sum of $50.00 per [illegible], are furnishing their clothing (see proper marked [illegible] also be seen by the Court, that we [illegible] as far as we thought it practicable & proper to [illegible] out its humane requirement, to sell the negroes in families, we in no instance seperated [separated] Husband & wife & sold all children under the age of 12 years with their mothers, of these negroes, all except 11. [were?] these heretofore [illegible] to the Court as on the lands of Edward Watts, the remainder were from the lands of Flemming Saunders in the County of Franklin,- after or a short time before (whether before or after is not certainly known) that report was filed, one of the negroes [illegible] therein, to wit. Amy a child of Jefry & [illegible] 1 year.