none of the conversation that passed between Taylor and Bernard, and nothing else of importance was elicited in his testimony.
He did not see the knife nor hear any threats.
Mr. Young submitted a statement made before the inquest, by A. Thornton Carter.
After stating the reason of the absence of this witness, he read the paper, as follows:
On the 11th day of January I was passing the farm purchased by Mr. Taylor from Joseph Bernard, and saw Mr. Taylor there, at the new stable.
Foun by what authority did you send that negro girl Violet away?
Taylor said there was no room here for her. I have sent her home to her mistress, according to promise.
Bernard said, I will prosecute you forthwith.
I mean to institute suit; and, Mr. Carter, I make you a witness.
He repeated the same thing a second time, and charged me to take notice.
Bernard said, I don't want you interfering with my business on my premises.
Taylor said to him, you had better go to the house and let me and min