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times paid other persons sundry other large sums of money for slaves purchased ^& expenses incurred^ for the partnership & this defendant has paid the whole purchase money therefore himself as will appear by sundry vouchers herewith filed & prayed to be taken as part of this answer ^marked from A to Y. and from AA. to FF. inclusive, and this defendant alleges that all^ and this defendant prays that all the accounts between him & the said Charles Masons estate may be settled before a commission of this court & he prays that this court will decree that the said plaintiff may be compelled to pay to this respondent the balance that the estate of said Mason justly owes him. John Bull Mayo & Ellis [pd?] Accomack County Va 1832 Nov 8th This day John Bull for cause before me a Justice of the peace in aforesaid County & made oath to the truth of the foregoing answer consisting of six pages. Witness my hand & seal the day of year afsd. Wm R Custis Jr {Seal}