Answer, 25 October 1844 [Ivins v. E. Smith et al.]
Henry Stephens, Answer, before , , Hancock Co., IL, 25 Oct. 1844, Ivins v. E. Smith et al. (Hancock Co., IL, Circuit Court, in Chancery 1845); handwriting of ; signature presumably of Henry Stephens; certified by , 25 Oct. 1844; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL, 25 Oct. 1844]; notation by , 25 Oct. 1844; notation by unidentified scribe, possibly , [ca. 25 Oct. 1844]; two pages; Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL.
And now comes Henry Stephens appointed by the Court herein for & Francis <Fred[e]rick> Smith infant defendants herein and for answer says that he is not informed of the matters & things in s Bill set forth & can neither admit nor deny the same & puts their rights in the protection of the Court.
Henry Stephens being duly sworn says the matters set forth in the foregoing answer are true.
Henry Stephens Guardian ad litem for Infant Heirs
Sworn to and subs[cr]ibed before me this 25th day of October 1844