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Hill, Henry v. Taylor, Humphrey: Chancery Cause, Madison County (Part 3 of 10)

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The deposition of Nathaniel Tatum taken on Thursday the 19th of October 1843 at Thomas Carpenters Tavern at Madison Ct House between the hours of 2 oclock and six oclock (PM) to be read as evidence in a suit on the chancery side of the circuit superior court of Law and Chancery for Madison County in which Henry Hill is plaintiff & Humphrey Taylor is defendant. This deponent being first duly sworn deposes and says, in answer to Questions. Question by Defendant State if you please whether you have heard John P Hill speak of this proceeding of Henry Hill against Humphrey Taylor since it was instituted and if so what did he say? Ans. I understood him to say that he had sent or intended to send to the south to stop the payment of the debts that ware due in the South Question by the Same What did you understand from him to be the object of this proceeding? Ans. I understood the object was to make Mr. Taylor settle or give security Question by the same Did you or not infer from this conversation that the designs of the plaintiff by this proceeding was to force the defendant to a settlement upon the terms proposed by the plaintiff? Ans He did not tell me what terms he wanted the defendant to settle so I cant say on oath how he wanted him to settle and further he says not. Nathaniel Tatum