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To Hon. Geo. T. Garrison, Judge of the circuit court for the county of Accomack: Humbly complaining Show unto your Honor your orators and oratrices George J. Northam and Mary A., his wife [blank] Powell and Sallie A., his wife, who was Sallie A. Nock, Eveline W. Nock and John H. Nock, the following case: On or about the [blank] day of [blank] A.D. [blank], a certain Zadock Nock departed this life, leaving surviving him a widow, your oratrix, Eveline W. Nock, and the following children; your oratrix Mary A. Northam, your oratrix Sallie A. Powell and your orator John H. Nock, his only distributees and heirs at law. At the time of his death, the said Zadock Nock was possessed of a large personal estate, consisting of farming implements, stock, household and kitchen furniture, negroes, money, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness. By his last will and testament which was duly admitted to probat in the county court of said county, the said Zadock Nock nominated and appointed his father, William Nock his executor, and, on the [blank] day of [blank] A.D. [blank], the said executor qualified according to law by taking oath and giving bond in a penalty of