To the worshipfull the justices of Accomack County in Chancery Humbly complaining sheweth unto your worships your Orator Levin Walker.
That a certain Nathaniel Bradford formerly of this county, sometime since decd, being in his life, to wit, upon the 1st day of June 1784 indebted unto your Orator in the sum of Twenty Five Pounds current money of Virginia, upon the day & year afsd [aforesaid] at the county afsd, then & there executed his certain obligation to your Orator in the sum of [pound sign] 50. Conditioned for the payment of the sd.[said] twenty five pounds on demand with legal interest thereon as by the sd. obligation hereto annexed and prayed to be taken as part of this bill will more fully appear. That the sd. Nathl. Bradford departed this life in the year 178[blank] having in no wise paid or discharged the sd. Debt or any part thereof. That the sd. Nathl. Bradford before his death had duly made & published his last will and testament in writing which has been since proven & admited to record in this court whereby he appointed a certain Levin Joynes his executor who qualified as the law requires under his sd. appointment, and took upon himself the burthen of the execution thereof. That after the qualification of the sd. Levin Joynes as afsd your Orator informed him of the sd. demand agt. his Testator, who at two severat [separate] times, to wit, the 10th day of July 1785 and the [blank] day of [blank] 17[blank] paid to your Orator the sums of [pound sign] 7.5.0 & [pound sign] 5. as by credits on the sd. bond will appear, and which is all your Orator has ever recd. of his sd. Debt.
And your Orator also shews unto your worships that in the lifetime of the sd. Levin Joynes aforsd Orator had several transactions & dealings with the sd. Levin Joynes in which he became indebted unto the sd. Levin Joynes & always expected that upon an adjustment of the accounts between the sd. Joynes & your Orator that the balance due your Orator on the afsd bond from the sd. Nathl. Bradford would be put to the credit of your Orator. This expectation, with an assurance from the sd. Joynes that the estate of sd. Nathl. Bradford was adequate to the payment of its debts made your Orator easy and therefore no suit was instituted in the lifetime of sd. Levin Joynes by your Orator agt. him to recover the balance of sd. Debt.
But now so it is may it please your worships that the sd. Levin Joynes having departed this life upon the [blank] day of [blank] 1794 before any settlement or adjustment of the accounts between him and your Orator was effected, and since his death his admr. alledging that the sd. Levin Joynes had not retained any money in his hands of the estate of sd. Nathl. Bradford wherewith to pay