Dicey: Chancery Cause, Halifax County
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VIRGINIA, TO WIT: At rules held in the clerk's office of the circuit court of Halifax, in the month of August, 1852: Dicey, (a free negro woman,) plaintiff, against George W. Purkins, executor of Craddock Vaughan, deceased; and the free negroes, Eleanor, Tansey, Susan, William, America, Margaret and Sally, Defendants. The object of this suit is for a decree for the settlement of the executorial account, and for the amount to which the plaintiff is entitled under the will of the decedent. It appearing by satisfactory evidence, that the defendants, Eleanor, Tansey, Susan, William, America, Margaret and Sally, are not inhabitants of this State, it is ordered that the said defendants, Eleanor, Tansey, Susan, William, America, Margaret and Sally, do appear here within one month after due publication hereof, and do what is necessary to protect their interests; and that a copy of this order be inserted in the Danville Register, once a week for four successive weeks, and posted at the front door of the courthouse of this county, on the first day of the next county court. A copy, teste, W M. Holt. clk. August 14, 1852. 4w.
I Kelita B. Townley, one of the editors of the Danville Register, hereby certify, that the annexed order of the Circuit Court for Halifax County, in the case of Dicey vs. Purkins, exor of Vaughan; et al., was duly published four successive weeks, from the 14th August, 1852, in the Register, a public newspaper printed in the town of Danville. Given under my hand, this 4th September, 1852. Kelita B. Townley,