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[DOC. No.14]

LINN BANKS, Esq. Speakers of the House of Delegates. In the pursuance of the act of March 1836, I have the [honor?] to submit to the general assembly, through you, the accompanying statement of the causes of the commonwealth in which it is my duty to appear as her counsel. Most respectfully, Your obedient servant, S.S. BAXTER, [Attorney General?] A. STATEMENT OF THE CAUSES in which it is the duty of the Attorney General to represent the Commonwealth in the Circuit Superior Court of the City of Richmond and County of Appeals, and the General Court.

Superior Court of Richmond and Henrico, on the Chancery side. Attorney General vs. Cottle and Reynolds.- A suit to subject the lands of Cottle, sheriff of Kanawha, and his sureties, to the payment of money due from him for collections made as sheriff. The process issued has not been executed.

Same vs. Riddle and others.- A suit against William Riddle, sheriff of Berkely, and his deputies, to recover militia fines of 1816. Process not served.

Same vs. Ricks.- A suit set aside conveyance of property made by George Winston, in fraud of the commonwealth's judgement against him. This cause is on the argument docket,and probably be tried at this term.

Same vs. Rhodes and others.- A suit to set aside a sale of the slaves of Mathew Rhodes, made under an execution of the commonwealth, and a conveyance of land made by Bernard to Leake. Bernard is dead and has no representative. The case is ready to the other parties.

Same vs.Irby.- To subject the land of Irby, sheriff of Charles City, to the payment of the judement against him as sheriff. Processes has not been executred on all parties.