the man who sold us the property was the man who had been the original
purchaser; that under the agreement the plaintiff rented the mining
establishment and the slaves, recognizing them as belonging to us; that I was
not present at the transactions which subsequently took place between the
plaintiff and Evergus, and indeed was not even in Athens; that he brought suit
against Evergus, and never made any charge against me,—all this, men
of the jury, you hear from the witnesses.