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This is a continuation 0f Land Causes  1833-1856 Northampton Co, Virginia

...andin as much as your oratrix are without adequate remedy in the premises, in a Court of Law, may it please the Court to cause said Jesse J. Simkims and John M. Wilkins, adam. of said Obed Hunt, the Elder, deceased, and said Washington Hunt, to be made defendants to this bill and required to answer the same, that commissioners may be appointed to lay off the dower of your oratrix in said land  and assign her distributive share in said slaves for life, and divide the balance and remainder of said slaves and lands between your orator and oratrix and the said Washington Hunt according to their respective rights and such other and further decrees as equity and the nature of their case  will warrant-May a subpoena issue and C,   Miers W, Fisher, Jr. The answer by Washington Hunt, by by Benjamin I. Dalby, his guardian ad litem, to the bill of complaint of Joakim Wilkins and Margaret, his wife, exhibited in the County Court of Northampyon, against him and others. This defendant believes the facts stated in the bill but being ab in-fact he has no personal knowledge of them and hopes that the Court will protect his interests in any decree which may be rendered, and having fully answered prays to be hence dismissed and  c,   Benjamin I. Dalby. The answer of Jesse J. Simkins and John M. Wilkins, admrs. of Obed Hunt, the Elder, deceased, to the bill of complaint of Joakim Wilkins and Margaret, mis wife, exhibited in the County Court of Northampton, against them and another. These respondents saving and reserving for answer to said bill, say that they believe the facts stated in said bill and having no objection to a division and distribution  of the lands and slaves therein named-and having fully answered pray to be hence dismissed. The Court doth adjudge, order and decree that Peter S. Bowdoin, Daniej Fitchett and Smith Nottingham be commissioned for that purpose,,,

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