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James Allen Records.

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the June Term 1863 I Was directed to withdraw the Bonds and Collect them as the Severally fall due and pay thereout the Costs of Suit and then to the Creditors as the Court may hereafter decree upon the coming in of the [illegible] in and Conformation of the Report Now being Taken by Commissioner John W. Hendren; which Report has not yet been made, I Caled [called] Frequently on the Commissioner to get the Report made; and he Said he Could Not make his Report. That he Could Not get the Creditors to put in their claims, he give the Creditors Notice Some Two or three Times Through the papers, but the Still failed to buy in there Claims, a Number of them are still out unless the have been put in within the Last Three months it is no Fault of the Commissioner that his Report has not been made. I Took the Trouble of thinking up all the Claims I could and Laid them before the Commissioner; the money collected on the first Bond remained on hand awiting [awaiting] the further order of at the court. I could not pay it out: suposing [supposing] there would be an order to pay out at Every turme [term?] of the Court, the money Remained in my hands and I herewith Return it with this Report. I also Return a Copy of the Court All which is Respectfully Submitted John Newton: Comm'r Nov 15th 1866 A Copy