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To the Honl. John T Lomax - Judge of the Circuit court of the County of Westmoreland - Your Petitioner Julia L Bailey late of the County of Westmoreland - but now of the County of Henrico, hereto respectfully represents to Your Honor that she has been compelled to institute a Suit against her late agent John Critcher Jr of the said County of Westmoreland - That her present residence is so removed from Westmoreland, That it would be attended with great inconvenience for her to cross the River's and especially the Rappahannock old and [infirmed?] as she is to attend personally to the business. That her atty in the case resides in the City of Richmond and it is important she should often consult him - that the said atty does not practise in the County of Westmoreland - nor will his professional engagements enable him to do so - for any inducement -which she could offer. But that he does practise in the County of Essex - and also in the City of Richmond - That Your Petitioner [would?] prefer the Case against said Critcher being removed to the City of Richmond or the County of Henrico. But as she is not desirous of subjecting the defendant to any unnecessary inconvenience - she respectfully requests that Your Honor will order the Case to be removed to the County of Essex - as the defendant attends that Court - and as the distance from his residence is no greater than it is from Westmoreland ct House - That the said defendant could not thereby be subjected to any inconvenience - while the convenience to Your Petitioner and her atty would be very great - In View of the reasons set forth and Others which might be Given - Your Petitioner pray's that the necessary order may be entered by Your Honor

City of Richmond [illegible] to Wit Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace for and in the said City Julia L Bailey and made Oath that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition are true to the best of her Knowledge & belief Given from under my hand this 3rd day of October 1850 L W Glazebrook J. P.