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Louis Hardin and wife vs. Holman Bragg, Gdn.: Chancery Cause, Fluvanna County (Part 1 of 4)

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To the worshipful Court of Fluvanna county in Chancery sitting the bill of complaint of Louis Hardin and Marianna E his wife formerly Marianna Bragg humbly complaining respectfully represents: That your Oratrix is a daughter of Holman Bragg and a grandaughter of of Pleasant White decd all of the county aforesaid: That the grand father of your oratrix the said Pleasant White decd died leaving a will by which our Oratrix and her two brothers William and Edward Bragg became entitled to a certain property of said decedent consisting of negroes and money in value (by estimation) about twelve hundred dollars: That at the period for the distribution of the said decedents property to the person entitled thereto, your Oratrix with her brothers aforesaid were infants and as the law required in such cases their portion of said decedents property passed into the hand of the said Holman Bragg their father who had been duly appointed and qualified as their guardian: Your Orator and Oratrix further aver that subsequently to the reception of said property by the said Holman Bragg as guardian aforesaid Your Oratrix has arrived at the lawful age of 21 years and has also intermarried with your Orator the said Louis Hardin but that nevertheless her father and guardian aforesaid has not accounted to ^either^ your oratrix previous to her aforesaid marriage or to your Orator since said marriage for the portion of your oratrix in said decedents property or its profits; but on the contrary though often requested has wholly failed and neglected so to do, holding the same and its profits in his own possession. Now your Orator and Oratrix charge that the conduct of the said Holman Bragg as set forth in the premises is wholly illegal and contrary to