Emanuel: Chancery Cause, Powhatan County
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THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, To the Sheriff of Powhatan County, Greeting: WE COMMAND YOU that you summon Elizabeth Pleasants and Joseph Wren to appear before the Judge of our Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Powhatan, at the Rules to be holden in the Clerk's Office of the said Circuit Superior Court, on the first Monday in March next, to answer a Bill of Injunction in Chancery, exhibited against them in our said Court, by Emmanuel a free man of Color and a pauper. And we also command you that you make known the said Pleasants and Wren that unless they shall answer the said Bill within two months from the return day hereof, the Court will take the same for confessed, and decree accordingly: And this they shall in no wise omit, under the penalty of £100. each And have then there this writ. Witness, WILLIAM S. DANCE, Clerk of our said Circuit Superior Court, at the Courthouse of the County of Powhatan aforesaid, the 13th. day of Feby 1843, and in the 67th year of our Foundation. Wm. S. Dance C