Johnston, John J. v. Mitchell, William A., etc.: Chancery Cause, Warren County (Part 3 of 4)
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hundred dollars — I preferred Hammond and bought him by Capt: Elliott's valuation to whom the matter was submitted at Three hundred and fifty dollars Ques by same Please State whether you ever had these negro boys in your possessions and from whom you hired them after the time of the same you mention to Doct Green Ans I was very scarce of house-servants and where as Doct Green was amenable to hire Lem he was sent to my house and I [never?] paid any sum for him — Arthur altho: frequently at my house to see his Mothers never worked for me Ques by Same You have called Wm A Mitchell your Brother and Doct Green your brother-in-Law — Will you please State whether it was not understood at the time of the sale of said boys to Doct Green was made between them that he said Green should not pay the bond until he sold the negroes to [illegible] him to pay the bond Ans I know nothing the arrangement to pay the bond I only saw it executed Ques by same Did you know at the time of sale of these boys that there was a suit for a large amount against said Wm A Mitchell in Clarke County by Green [&c?] vs him Ans If the sale was after [after underlined] Wm A Mitchell was apprehended and taken to jail by the Sheriff in that suit I did know it, if it was before [before underlined] I did not Ques by same Did you ever hear Wm A Mitchell say that he never would pay Col Johnston or his assigns any of the purchase [money?] of land in