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To the Worshipful County Court of Campbell, Wm Watts & Edward. W. Saunders, the Committee appointed at a former Term of this Court, of the person & property of Martha Watts, would respectfully report. That by the authority & in pursuance of the order of this Court, made at its February Term 1849, between themselves Plaintiffs & the said Martha Watts, Defdt & represented by her Guardian ad Litem William S. Morris, they proceeded on the 20th day of November 1849 at the town of New London in Campbell County, to sell at public auction on a credit of 12 months another portion of the slaves of their ward, in addition to those previously sold at the Big Lick, on the 30th of April 1849. They gave four weeks notice of the time & place & sale, as required by said order, in the following News-Papers - To wit The Valley Whig, published in the Town of Fincastle. The Lynchburg Virginian. the Virginia Patriot & South-Western Advocate & the Lynchburg Republican, published in the Town of Lynchburg & in the Richmond Whig & the Richmond Enquirer published in the City of Richmond, as will appear by the respective affidavits of one of the Publishers of each of these Papers, herewith exhibited. In addition to these Papers, we gave the same notice in the Wytheville Republican & in the Danville Register. We annex hereto a Statement of the Slaves sold-- of the prices which they brought & of the names of the Purchasers. We also add to the Statement, the names of 7 Negroes sold by us privately which we felt that we ought to do from the strongest considerations of both humanity & policy. The power confered on us by the Court to sell at private sale, we felt a strong repugnance to exercise, from considerations, which it is unnecessary now to mention. As far as we have exercised that power, we are perfectly satisfied that we are justified in having done so, by the claims of humanity & by the interests of the Estate of our Ward. Three of the Negroes so sold, To wit Rose & her two children Granville & Amanda brought only the sum of $10.00-- an apparently insignificant price but really a high one-- Rose, the mother is a woman past the age of child-bearing-- her two children are both infirm & deformed-- the one Granville paralytic & almost helpless-- the other Amanda without hands or feet & as helpless as an infant. To separate the Children from their mother, who alone can & will attend to them in the manner, which their helpless situation requires, would