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Jack, etc., Trustee of v. Vass, Exr. of Philip E.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 1 of 2)

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Young & others vs J Medley Exor of Vass } The defendant Isaac Medley Exor of Philip Vass having departed this life and James Medley & Charles A Ballow having qualified as his Exors by consent of parties by counsel the Court doth order that this suit stand revised and be hereafter proceeded in against the said James Medley and Charles A Ballow the Exors of the said Isaac Medley decd. And on the motion of the plaintiffs by counsel the Court doth order that the opinion of Judge Thompson to which in all things this Court is directed to the decree of the special court of appeals pronounced on the 16th day of January 1855 to conform, be made a part of the record in this case. And then this cause came on this day to be further heard upon the papers formerly read, on the decree of the special court of appeals pronounced on the 16th day of January 1855 and on the opinion aforesaid of Judge Thompson and was argued by counsel on consideration whereof the Court doth adjudge order & decree that Commr Nathaniel T. Green do ascertain the names of the slaves living at the death of the testator emancipated by the will of Philip Vass dec'd and which of the said persons have since died and the descendants if any now living of such as have died and make report thereof to this Court. And the Court doth further adjudge order and decree that the same Commr do cause to appear before him or in some other mode do ascertain whether the adult persons is as aforesaid