Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Bridget: Chancery Cause, Augusta County (Part 2 of 2)

image 1 of 12

Zoom in to read each word clearly.
Some images may have writing in several directions. To rotate an image, hold down shift-Alt and use your mouse to spin the image so it is readable.

This transcription is complete!

THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, TO THE SHERIFF OF Rockbridge COUNTY, GREETING: YOU are hereby commanded to summon Joseph Bell one of the exors # of Susan Wayt Decd. to appear at the Clerk's Office of our Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Augusta County, at the Court-house, on the first Monday in June next, to answer a bill in Chancery, exhibited against him &c in the said Court, by John, Jeff, & Martha Ann, persons of colour manumitted by the last Will and Testament of Susan Wayt Decd and unless he shall answer the said bill within two months thereafter, the Court will take the same for confessed, and decree accordingly; and this he shall in no wise omit under the penalty of £100 And have then there this writ. WITNESS, NICHOLAS C. KINNEY, Clerk of our said Court at the Court-house the 6th day of May 1844, and in the 68th year of the Commonwealth. (One copy to be served personally on each defendant.) N. C. Kinney