Chappell, James M. v. Meadows, Osborne and wife, etc: Chancery Cause, Halifax County
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Deceased were advanced as follows that Francis Drinkard was advanced $700 Holcombe Bailey who married Patsey Drinkard $650 Jno Drinkard $700 binding the Bond before refered to Osborne Meadows $250 or $300. Branch Drinkard $650. & Beverley Drinkard $450. Your orator would have brought all these matters to the notice of the Court in a proper manner previous to the Decree, had he supposed that any decree would have been made in the case at the last term but he expresly charges that he was informed by his counsel that no decree would be made in the case at the last Court that the whole case had been refered back to the Commissioner to take all the accounts that had been theretofore ordered & that your orator must Certainly attend before the Commissioner with all his evidence & vouchers in order to a full settlement of the whole case by the next term of the Court. this information was given to your orator about the 4th day of the term, he had attended Court on that day & upon consulting with his Counsel he was informed that the case had been called & that the