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To the worshipful the Justices of Accomack county in Chancery. Humbly complaining sheweth unto your worships your Orator Charles Stockly Exor &c of Levin Walker decd.
That your Orators sd. Testator in his lifetime to wit upon the _____ day of ______ 179___ had commenced a suit in Chancery against a certain Richard Read & Jane his wife, Thomas H, Elizabeth, Caleb, Anna Maria, Nathaniel and Severn Bradford, which sd. Jane was formerly the widow, and the sd. Tho.H., Eliza., Caleb, Anne Maria, Nathl. & Severn are the children of a certain Nathaniel Bradford decd, for the purpose of recovering a sum of money due to him from the sd. Nathaniel Bradford decd on a bond duly executed by sd. Nathl. Bradford in his lifetime to your Orators sd. testator & which is hereto annexed. That soon after the commencement of the sd. suit and before the Defts afsd thereto had put in any answer to the bill filed therein against them, the sd. Levin Walker departed this life, having first duly made his last will &c: which since his death has been proven in this court & admitted to record & thereof appointed your Orator his Exor. who has qualified & taken upon himself the execution thereof. That your Orator, since the death of his sd. testator, hath applied to the sd. Richd. Read & Jane his wife, Tho: H, Eliza., Caleb, Anna Maria, Nathl., & Severn Bradford ard requested them to pay to him in right of his sd. testator the money due on sd. bond, for the reasons stated in the bill of the sd. Levin Walker so filed agt. them in his lifetime as aforesd, and your Orator had hoped that they wd. have paid the same without any further trouble or expense as in Justice they ought to have done.
But so it is may it please your worships that they