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Charles Mason's Executor Plaintiff vs } In Chancery John Bull Senr Defendant Bagwell Taylor of lawful age, a witness produced on the part of the plaintiff being first duly sworn deposeth and saith That in the 1828 Charles Mason applied to the deponent to know if he had any money by him that he could lend to him and his uncle John Bull (the defendant) that they wanted to buy John Bayly's negroes and if they could get Six hundred dollars it would be enough. The deponent replied that he had 5 or $600 and could let them have $550 but could not let them ^have^ $600. A short time afterwards the deponent met with the defendant at Court and ^Bull^ asked him if Charles Mason had applied to him for money. The deponent answered that he had Bull then said how much can you let him or us (the deponent is not sure which) have. The deponent said he had promised Mason $550 and Bull said let Mason have the money if I am not present and I will go to your home afterwards and sign the bond. The deponent accordingly let Mason have $550 and Bull did not sign the bond until more than one year afterwards. Bull on looking at the bond (Mason not then being present) said he would not sign the Bond as being in company but would sign it as security and he accordingly signed the bond and wrote "security" under his name. This is the same bond on which the deponent afterwards commenced suit in the County Court of Accomack. No conversation was ever had by the deponent with Bull and Mason together about this money. Mason in the first instance said positively the money was for him and Bull and in the conversation at Court with Bull as above mentioned, Bull appeared anxious to get as much as $600 and from the whole tenor of that conversation, the deponent considered it a partnership transaction. After Bull told the deponent that it was not a partnership debt and that he was only security, the deponent told Mason that Bull said it was not a partnership debt Mason cussed his uncle John & said "it was a partnership debt and damn him he would get it out of him" Bull not then being present. The deponent carried the money to Mason's house at his request. There was no man