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Admr. of Hiram Jordan vs. Margaret Swann, etc: Chancery Cause, Frederick County (Part 1 of 4)

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her and her children in the market as slaves. It is true that the respondent has paid $350 of the $400. and now holds the same under transfer from Mrs Swann. What Complainant has paid, or what received, he knows not. Nor has respondent any personal knowledge of the dealings of Compt and the negroes the deed of trust refered to, nor the status of Sylvester Joran or his dealings with Mr Baer. In fine, having answered all the matter of the bill, of which he has any personal concern or knowledge, he prays to be hence dismissed, with his costs &c. Frederick County to wit - James P. Riely, the deft above named this day make oath before me a justice of the peace in said county that the above answer is true to the best of his belief. Given under my hand this 12th day of June 1857. J. Senseney J. P.