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Reuben: Chancery Cause, Bedford County

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Neal etc vs Neal etc This day this cause came on to be finally heard upon the papers formerly read and the report of the William Terry a Commissioner appointed by a decretal order of this Court to sell the tract of land in the bill & proceedings [illegible] as argued by Counsel and the Court approving said report doth confirm it, and doth adjudge, order, and decree that the said Commissioner do out of the proceeds of the said sale after deducting his legal commissions and the costs of this suit do divide the remaining portion of the purchase money into eight equal parts and pay one part thereof to the Plaintiff - Jinny Neal, and one part the Plaintiff Mary Neal, one part thereof to the Plaintiff Reuben Neal one part thereof to the Plaintiff Jacob Neal, one part thereof to the defendant William Neal one part thereof to the defendant John Neal, one part thereof to the defendant Martha Neal and one part thereof to the defendant Ann Neal or to anyone legally authorized to receive the same for them, and liberty is reserved to the infant defendants to show cause if any they can against this decree at any time within six months after they have attained the age of twenty one years respectively - and the Court doth appoint the said William Terry a Commissioner to convey the said tract of land to Herbert Gibbs the purchaser by proper deed with special warranty.