State of Virginia, ??? of Petersburg to Wit: J.H.B. Gaines clerk of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and ???? for the Town of Petersburg in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that the forgoing is a true transcript of the record and proceedings ( so far as the same leave progressed) in a certain suit in ???? now depending in the said Circuit Superior Court of Law and ???? for the said Town, between William R. Johnson Advisor of Adelia H. Johnson deed and others plaintiffs against Marcus A. Armistead advisor of J.C. Armistead deed, and other defendants_ with all things touching ???? as they now ????? among the record of my office_ In testimony whereof I have hereunto set ?? hand and ???? the seal of said ??? This 18[th] day of January 1838
H.B. Gaines C.
State of Virginia: Town of Petersburg to Wit: I John Y ??? of the Judge of the General Court, and ??? Judge of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and ???? for the Town of Petersburg aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Harry B. Gaines who ??? given the proceeding certificate is clerk of the said circuit court of Law and ???? for the said Tow and that his attention is in ????_ Given under my hand this Twentieth day of January 1838