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to do so for her, and that she does not know what his a/c's contain, or papers brought to her to sign contained. Yet she is informed and believes and so charges that her signature thus fradulently obtained as attached to papers "approving" his a/cs. That she could not properly approve said a/cs, because the said Critcher never had informed her of the large amt. placed in his hands by her former agent John A. Parker, nor the amt: he the said Critcher had received of the adm'r of the late Carter Mitchell. She did not know until a few months since and then accidently found out that the two large amounts had been placed in the hands of the said Critcher by the said John A. Parker, nor did she know until within a few days, that the amt: rec'd. by him of the adm'r. of Carter Mitchell had been so received. She supposed the first amts. were still in the hands of the said John A. Parker, and the amt. still due her from the adm'r. of the late Carter Mitchell. Your Oratrix further states, that from the best information she can obtain the said Critcher has received on her a/c since the year 1846, a sum of money of from eight to ten thousand dollars, and she believes and so charges, that upon a fair and just exhibit and settlement of his a/cs he will be found in her debt from five to six thousand dollars. That her expenditures since 1846 have been very inconsiderable - having no white person living with her and making [illegible] all the substantials required for her support and a considerable surplus, for sale, every dollar of which was received by said Critcher. Your Oratrix further declares, that she has good cause to believe and does believe, that her whole property and funds are unsafe in the hands of said Critcher, and that she does believe and fear from the recent conduct of said Critcher, and his previous conduct which a late investigation has disclosed as also from his threats, that now that her residence is some seventy five miles from the county of Westmoreland - where all her negroes and other property are, that the said Critcher will sell or cause to be sold more of her negroes. And in all probability go off from the country, as he has but little property, which cannot be placed beyond the reach of any legal process, and she therefore earnestly prays that the most summary process may be granted her, to protect her rights and interest, which are in such jeopardy. Your Oratrix further states that she is informed and believes that the said Critcher has expended some five hundred dollars of her funds in the purchase of contingent and probably remote interests in land in the county of Westmoreland contrary to her express orders, and this large sum as she is informed is charged against her in his a/c - Yet no deeds for said purchase have ever been placed in the Clerk's office of Westmoreland. And your Oratrix protests against any such charges being allowed in any of the a/cs of the said Critcher. Your Oratrix further charges and the records of of Westmoreland will prove, that the said Critcher has been in the habit of instituting petty suits in Chancery, in her name - making extraordinary charge, multiplying depositions wholly unnecessary - and after running her, to several Hundred dollars expense, charging his fees &c, dismissing the suits - as she very believes by collusions with parties defendants