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Johnston, John J. v. Mitchell, William A., etc.: Chancery Cause, Warren County (Part 3 of 4)

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(5) [illegible] of which the judgment now against him by [illegible] [illegible] in a part. Ans I heard him say if Col Johnston would give him possession of the land he would take it and try to make the payment for the purchase, except the [illegible] Sower's bonds which he said he would not pay unless compelled to pay them by Law. Ques by same. by whom were you informed James C Mitchell had gone off with the negroes.

Ans. I did not know it until the day before he returned from Washington on the day after I do not remember which - some person who I don't recollect came from Paris and told me. Ques by same. Have you ever heard your Mother Matilda Mitchell say that she was in advance to his son James C. Mitchell and that he had promised to pay [illegible] [illegible] [her?] [illegible] his money for John J. Johnston. Ans. I never have. Ques by same. Was said James C Mitchell ever indebted to you and if so in what sum.

Ans. He was indebted to me for board for eight or nine months at the rate of eighty dollars per year - and he has paid almost eighty dollars for his board and [illegible] and was credited by me for the hire of his negro man Jesse in addition to the money paid - which money was paid about June 1844. Ques by same. When was James C. Mitchell boarding at the