a deed of settlement or marriage contract or as made by the said Robert McHardy by which the property of the said Mrs. Mary McHardy was settled upon her as the separate property on that subsequently to the said marriage [?] John Bunch the father of the said Mrs. Mary McHardy settled the negroes with which the said crops were made upon the said Mrs. Mary McHardy as her separate property, that sometime in the year 1812 the said Robert McHardy and Mary McHardy removed from Nassau into the Territory of Florida bringing with them negroes the separate property of the said Mrs. Mary McHardy and with which the said crops were made, that in the year 1807 the said Mrs. Mary McHardy [?] leaving John Bunch Bonnemaison McHardy this defendant as her sole heir at law.
And this defendant further answering saith that subsequent tot eh death of the said Mrs. McHardy the said Robert McHardy kept possession of the joint property the [?] during the [?] and also the separate property of the said Mrs. Mary McHardy and worked the same on the plantation at Tomoka till after the year 1813 and made no division of such joint stock property and gave no account of the joint property and of the increase and proceeds thereof till after the year 1813 and that this defendant as the heir in law of the said Mrs. Mary McHardy is entitled to a large part of the proceeds part the said Complainant for the loss of said crops being the increase and proceeds of the labor of the negroes belonging to the Defendant a right of and descent from his mother the said Mrs. Mary McHardy, or that the Defendant is at least entitled to one half of the proceeds of said crops in right of his mother, being the proceeds of the