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Know all men by these presents, that we Creed Taylor and John F. Cox are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of One thousand Dollars, current money of Virginia, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our, and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents: sealed with our seals and dated this 17th day of October One thousand eight hundred and fifty three. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the Clerk of the Court of appeals at Richmond, has issued a writ of Supersedeas in the name of the Commonwealth to the Sheriff of the county of [blank] directed, commanding the said Sheriff that from all further proceedings upon a decree of the Circuit Court of Powhatan county, rendered on the 12th day of July 1853, in a suit between Nancy Cullins, Ann Cullins, Wm Brooks and Judith his wife, formerly Judith Cullins, Sally Cullins, and America Cullins, plaintiffs, and John C Stratton admor de bonis non with the Will annexed of John Cullins dec'd, Creed Taylor, & Wm W. Michaux exor of Wm. Walthall dec'd defendants, whereby it was considered that according to the true construction of the Will of John Cullins dec'd his daughters Polly and Henley Cullins and the survivor of them were entitled only to a life estate in the Slaves and other property of their father John Cullins, except such as were consumable by the use; and that the Slaves Nancy, Jane, Ann, Sally, Judith, and America Cullins, were entitled to their freedom at the death of Henley Cullins, who survived her sister Polly; and that the children of the said female Slaves, born after the death of John