and satisfy your Orator sd. demand, but on the contrary that the sd. Levin Joynes was already in advance for the estate of his sd. Testator the sd. Nathl. Bradford, have refused to discount the same with your Orator. And your Orator is advised that, as no person has taken administration with the will annexed of the sd. Nathl. Bradford unadministered by the sd. Levin Joynes, there is no person agt. whom he can commence and maintain his action at law to recover the balance of his sd. debt, nor has he any other remedy save only to follow certain slaves, which he has been advised are liable in equity to the payment of his demand, and which are now in the hands of a certain Richard Read, who intermarried with Jane, the widow of sd. Nathl. Bradford, & Thomas H, Elizabeth, Caleb, Anne Maria, Nathl. and Severn Bradford children of the sd. Nathaniel Bradford. To the end therefore that the sd Rd. Read & Jane his wife, Thomas H, Elizabeth, Caleb, Anne Maria, Nathl, & Severn Bradford may be made defendants hereto and may on oath be compelled true distinct and perfect answer to make to all and singular the premisses afsd, and that your Orator may be relieved according to equity and good conscience may it please your worships to grant to your Orator the Com:wealths writ of spa [subpoena] to the sd. Read & wife, Thomas H, Elizh. Caleb, Anne Maria, Nathl. & Severn Bradford to be directed commanding them &c.
Wise for Complt.
L. Walker vs Read & ux & als } Chy
Bill JW (bond enclosed)