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Chappell, James M. v. Meadows, Osborne and wife, etc: Chancery Cause, Halifax County

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orator charges that Branch R Drinkard one of the Distributees of the said Francis Drinkard is indebted to him in the sum of two hundred Dollars with interest at 10 per cent thereon from the 2nd day of April 1842 that being the amount his Bond to J D McGary & Co. paid off by your orator for the said Branch R Drinkard, he also charges that Beverley C Drinkard another of the Distributees was indebted to your orator in his life time the sum of $44.20 with interest at the rate of ten per annum from the 1st January 1842 and also one hundred & four Dollars & Sixty two cents with like interest from the 24 Sept 1841 till paid all the above debts bearing 10 pr cent were contracted in the State of Missouri when 10 per cent was the legal rate of interest Copies of the evidence of which debt is herewith exhibited marked C that he has paid off & satisfied William F. Drinkard his entire interest in the subject of this said suit and the said William F. Drinkard makes no claim against your orator. Your orator charges that on the 31st August 1846 he paid to Osborne Meadows the sum of one hundred & fifty Dollars for his interest & claim in the Estate of Francis Drinkard Deceased for which Sum he admits he has been allowed a credit in the Decree aforesaid but insists that he has a right to the full share of the said Osborne Meadows having fairly purchased the same when there was a large claim existing against the Estate amounting to about $500 tho it so resulted from the [inattention?] of the claimant that was not established that the $150 was a full & fair consideration of the interest at the time of the purchase aforesaid. Your orator was advised that he was doing nothing wrong in purchasing the claim himself the said Osborne Meadows being in full possession of all that pertained to his interest in the Matter aforesaid. Your orator further shews that Jno S. Drinkard in his life time was indebted to the said Francis Drinkard by Bond dated the 28" day of August 1832 the Sum of $65 which debt the said Francis Drinkard your orator [intestate?] never collected & never intended to collect as your orator was informed by the said John himself. the said Francis