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Logan: Chancery Cause, Powhatan County

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To the Honorable John W. Nash Judge of the circuit court for the county of Powhatan in Chancery sitting: Humbly complaining sheweth unto your Honor your orator Richard B. Mumford, that during the year eighteen hundred and fifty three one Joseph Logan a freeman of color became endebted to your Orator in the sum of eighty one dollars and forty one cents for goods, wares and merchandise purchased of your orator at his Store house at Smithville in the county of Powhatan, and being desirous of securing the payment of the said Sum of eighty one dollars and forty one cents to your Orator the said Logan executed his bond on the 6th day of March in the year 1854 to your Orator for the said sum of eighty one dollars and forty one cents, the original of which is herewith filed and marked "A," and at the same time in order to farther secure the payment of the sum of eighty one dollars and forty one cents, and in order to obtain farther credit at the Store of your Orator to enable him to carry on his work as a blacksmith, the said Logan made a deal on the 6th day of March 1854 in which he conveyed and assigned all of his accounts, interests and claims ^unto your orator which were and would be due the said Logan for blacksmith's work done by him during the year 1854 a copy whereof is herewith filed, marked "B." and prayed to be taken as or part of this Bill. Your Orator avers that the said Logan did establish a blacksmith's shop in his neighbourhood and was quite liberally patronized by certain individuals living in the neighbourhood of the Shop, and that from what he has learned from the said Logan this must be nearly one hundred and fifty dollars due upon the Books and accounts for this said Logan for blacksmith's work done by him during the year 1854; but the books and accounts of the said Logan are in the possession of