Chappell, James M. v. Meadows, Osborne and wife, etc: Chancery Cause, Halifax County
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whole case had been refered back to the Commissioner as before stated. Your orator then paid no further attention the matter & was utterly surprized when he was informed after the Court had adjourned that a decree had been made. Your orator charges that the parties in whose favor the decree was rendered are about to harrass him with Executions. In tender Consideration of the premises & in as much as your orator is without remedy except in this Honorable Court & to the end that the said Osborne Meadows & Nancy his wife Branch Drinkard Edward Watkins & Martha his wife Jno N Drinkard Wm F. Drinkard Samuel B Drinkard Martha Fleming Sarah Ann Drinkard Francis Drinkard & Jno Drinkard Frances Bailey Martha Bailey Mary Bailey James Bailey & Henry Bailey be made defendants to this Bill and required to answer its allegations on oath that they & each of them and all other persons may be enjoined and restrained from proceeding to execute the Decree aforesaid until the matters above stated may be fully heard & determined either in this or the original cause & grant such other & further relief as to Equity may seem meet may it please the Court to grant the Commonwealths Writ of Spa &c Thos Green & E Barksdale for pltfs Halifax County to wit: The above named James M. Chappell personally appeared before me this day and made oath that the matters stated in his forgoing bill as to his own knowledge are true, & those stated on the knowledge or information of others he believes to be true. Given under my hand as justice of the peace in & for the County aforesaid this the 30th day of September 1850. Jno. S. Lewellen J.P.