Logan: Chancery Cause, Powhatan County
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one William Daniel Taylor who was employed to keep them and now refuses to deliver them up to your Orator, and who now for the first time as your Orator is informed asserts some claim to the proceeds of the labor of the said Logan now due upon the books and accounts in the possession of the said Taylor. Your orator farther avers that he has been informed recently and long since the recordation of the said deed from the said Logan to your Orator that one Jerman L. Stratton also claims an interest in the proceeds of the labor of the said Logan now due upon the books and accounts of the said Logan in the possession of the said Taylor. Now in consideration whereof and as your orator is without remedy save in a court of Equity where matters of this sort are cognizable: Your Orator prays that Joseph Logan[,] William Daniel Taylor and Jerman L. Stratton may be made parties defendant hereto, and that they may be compelled to answer on oath each and every allegation of this Bill, that the said Taylor and Stratton may be made to state distinctly the character and amount of their claims to the proceeds of the labor of the said Logan due upon the books and accounts now in the possession of the said Taylor, and that the said Taylor may be ordered to deliver up the books and accounts of the said Logan to your Orator or to a Receiver to be appointed by the Court in order that the debts due upon the same may be collected and that your orator's claim may be paid out of the money arising from the collection of the said accounts, and that the said Taylor and Stratton may be made to state the amounts of money if any they have received from the proceeds of the labor of the said Logan as a blacksmith since the 6th day of March 1854, that your Honor will order all proper accounts to be taken and will grant such others and further
relief as Equity and good conscience may dictate and suggest and your Orator as in duty bound will ever pray &c. Nash p:q: