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Gatewood, Benjamin : Public Claim

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We hereby agree that James E. Heath Esqr. Auditor of public accounts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, shall issue a warrant on the Treasury in favor of Benjamin Gatewood, for the amount of a valuation of a negro slave named Turner, condemned by the Judgement of the Hustings Court of the City of Richmond. Upon the said Gatewood executing a bond with security, who shall verify as to it's sufficiency, in the penalty of five hundred dollars, payable to us conditioned that the proceeds of the said negro slave to which we may be entitled according to the terms of a decree of trust made by Richard Hoomes dec'd. to Sam'l. Chiles, now dec'd. and now of record in the Clerks office of Caroline County Court, dated on the day of 182[blank], conveying sundry negroes to the said Chiles, among others, the said Turner, for the benefit of his wife Hannah, (now the wife of said Gatewood) during her life with remainder to their children living at the death of said Hannah, shall be faithfully paid over, and accounted for, to us, according to the provisions and limitations of said deed. Witness our hands & seals this 5th day of June 1834.

John S. Pendleton transferres {seal} Robt. T. Pendleton & Judy A his wife - {seal} Richard H. Hoomes {seal} (seal) (seal)