Executors' response to the petition of Anna M. J. Kingsley

Executors' response to the petition of Anna M. J. Kingsley Page 9

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Page 11 not been equal to the probable rent of the plantation and hire of the slaves since the death of the testator, but on the contrary they believe, and think it will so appear that they have exceeded said probable rent and hire. It is time that said planting operations are continued by the respondents and they have not asked the order of this court for that purpose, but it was because they have not deemed that it was required of them to do so, and consequently they did not suppose the Court would interfere in the matter. These respondents further answering say that the petitioner is in error when she says that there was allowed to these respondents on the settlement of their last account a compensation of six per cent on the value of the personal estate of the testator in [??] of all commissions to be paid them in the administration of said Estate, as will fully appear by reference to the decree of the court made on said settlement, to which these respondent pray leave to refer and to make a part of this their answer, if necessary. These respondents further answering admit that they have not given any security for the faithful dis- -charge of their duties as Executors as aforesaid; they are not aware of any Law that require this of them, and there are no allegations in the petition of the petitioner which show to the Court the propriety and necessity for the exercise by this court of its power in this behalf in this case, if it possessed such power, which these respondents respectfully think it does not