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of the other children of the said Jno Jennett as devisees of their said father in two tracts of and containing respectively 230 1/2 acres & 277 acres, & both situated near South Boston in the County of Halifax, that in the fall of 1852 the said James A Jennett agreed with the others children of the said Jno Jennett, to sell the aforesaid tracts of land & appointed his brother a certain Jno A Jennett as his agent to superintend the said sales - that both of said tracts were sold in the fall of 1852 - the tract containing 230 1/2 acres to James C Bruce for $1844 ($8 per acre) 1/2 of the purchase money to be paid in cash & the bal in 12 months. the tract of 277 acres to Wm E Robinson at $6.12 per acre amounting to $1696.62 & upon the same terms, that the said Jno A Jennett duly informed the said James H Jennett of both sales & received from him a letter approving them with the promise that he would send to him a power of attorney to make the proper conveyances which letter is herewith exhibited as a part of this Petition. that the said James H Jennett employed a friend to execute the proper power but did without executing it. that the said Bruce & Robinson took possession of the land trusts of land & paid the purchase money according to contract the said Jno A Jennett receiving the portion payable in Cash & belonging to James H Jennett & since the death of the said James H Jennett receiving the entire balance of the purchase money belonging his children or having made much arrangements that sd balance will be paid at any moment. And yr Petitioner further represents that the result of his investigation of said sales is that on the 24th Jan 1853 Elizabeth Jennett the widow of the said Jno Jennett. Jno A Jennett, Geo R Brown Pomelia Anne