Admr. of Richard Hill, etc vs. Curator of William Hill, etc.: Chancery Cause, Greensville County (Part 2 of 3)
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his election pay to the Commissioners herein after named the sum of Thirteen hundred dollars or surrender the Bollings bridge plantation to him by the said William Hill devised as Richard Stith Parham to the said Commissioners to be by them sold, and one half of the proceeds pay to the said Richard Hill Parham and the residue with the sums to be paid as above by the said William Parham, S. and the proceeds of the said negro slaves to be distributed amongst the heirs and distributees of the said William Hill deceased in the same manner as if the said William Hill had died intestate 4th. That the plaintiffs are to pay their own costs in this behalf, and the defendants are to pay theirs. In pursuance of which Agreement and compromise the Court doth adjudge and decree that the said verdict be set aside and the plaintiffs Bill be dismissed as to the matters herein first agreed, and that the defendant William Parham, S. as curator of the estate of William Hill deceased do render before a Commissioner of this Court an account of his transactions as curator as aforesaid after paying any debts now outstanding against the said estate and selling the crop, stock and other perishable estate now in his possession as part of the said William Hill's Estate, and the said Commissioner is directed to examine, state and report the said account with any matters specially stated deemed pertinent by himself or required by the parties to be so stated. And the Court doth further order by like consent that William H. Brodnax and John Y. Mason as Commissioners do sell the slaves agreed to be delivered up to them by the said William Parham, S. and the said Richard Hill Parham for cash giving two weeks notice in some News Paper printed in the Town of Petersburg, and at Sussex Courthouse on some Court day. And the said Commissioners in the event of Richard H Parham filing his election in writing with the Clerk of this Court to surrender the lands and plantation in the third condition aforesaid mentioned, do after like notice sell the said lands and plantation and pay one half of the proceeds thereof to the said Richard Hill Parham. And the Court doth by like consent decree that the said Commissioners do divide the nett proceeds of the sales of the said negro slaves, and the one half of the sales of the said plantation or the sum of Thirteen hundred dollars which they are authorised to receive of the said Richard H Parham if that be his election, and the balance due from the said William Parham ,S. as curator as aforesaid, which they are hereby authorised to receive, amongst the heirs and distributees of the said William Hill deceased in the same manner as if he had died intestate. But the said Commissioners are not to proceed to execute this decree until the several parties by themselves or their attorneys at law or in fact shall have filed with the Clerk of this Court their acquiescence in the said Compromise. And the Plaintiffs reserve to themselves the right, if not acquiescing, to set aside the decree as to them at the next term of this Court. A Copy Teste J. T. J. Mason C. C. Decem'r. 11th 1847