Hill, Henry v. Taylor, Humphrey: Chancery Cause, Madison County (Part 3 of 10)
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The deposition of Richard Brown taken at office of Col J.C. Gibson Culpeper C.H. on Monday the 16th Oct 1845 to be read as evidence in the Suit in the Circuit Sup: Court of Law & Chancery for Madison County in which Henry Hill is Plff & Humphrey Taylor Deft. The deponent being duly sworn says as follows in answer to the following questions. Question by Defts counsel. Have you any knowledge of Col Henry Hills disclaiming or denying that there was a copartnerhip between himself & Humphrey Taylor in negro trading & if so please state it? Answer This deponent says that he saw Col. Henry Hill at Culpepper Courthouse and he Enquired of Hill ^how he come on making money & ^ if he was in Partnership in negroe trading with Humphrey Taylor & ^Morgan Taylor^ hill Informed him he was not & had nothing to do with Either of them in Partnership, But said he Endorsed for Humphrey Tayler as he was a Business man & [illegible] you was so too, I Do not recollect the time But it was During the time in which Humphrey Tayler & Morgan Tayler was Doing Business together & Morgan Tayler had failed. Question by Same Was this conversation in any [house?] at Culpeper C.H. & if so in whose? Answer I Do not now Remember more But it was at Culpeper Courthouse During Court time But it was after Morgan Tayler had failed.