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Stafford County (Va.) Court Records, Order Book, page 321

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{ 321 October Court, 1754.

At a Court held for Stafford County 8th October 1754 ~

Present { Mott Doniphan, Peter Daniel Thomas Fitzhugh, & John Washington } Gentlemen

James Kenny in open Court discharged his Servant Daniel Harvey from any further Service the sd. Harvey agreeing to discharge his sd. Master from paying him any freedom dues

Ordered that James Campbell serve his Master Adam Steven according to Law for eight days runaway time & four pounds six Shillings & six pence xpended in taking him up ~

Ordered that Mardin Owens serve his Master Alexander Stephen according to Law for eight days runaway time, & four pounds six Shillings & six pence xpended in taking him up. ~ Present John Peyton, Bailey Washington Gent.

The Inspectors at Boyds Hole made Oath that they had in their Hands three thousand nine hundred & sixty three pounds of Tobacco, sold for eight Shillgs. & five pence PCent.

Aquia Inspectors made Oath that they had in their hands seven thousand six hundred & thirty seven hundred pounds of Tobacco sold for eight Shillings & seven pence PCent. ~

Caves Inspectors made Oath that they had in their Hands two thousand seven hundred & fifty pounds of Tobacco, sold for seven shillings & one penny P.Cent. ~

On Motion of William Garrard his License for keeping Ordinary is renewed. ~

In the Action of Trespass between John Tyler Plt. & Elizabeth Sturdy deft. for one hundred pounds Sterling damage, by means of the Defts. breaking & entering the Close of the Plt. at the Parish of Overwharton in this County as is set forth in the declaration It's ordered that the Surveyor of the sd. County in Company of an able Jury of Freeholders who are no ways concerned by affinity, Consanguinity, or Interest nor liable to any other just exception, to be summoned by the Sheriff go upon the Lands in Controversy on the Saturday & Monday before the next Court, & survey & lay off the land as each party would have it, & as the sd. Jury shall think fit, having agreed to all Patents & Evidences as shall be produced by either of the Parties, & if the Jury find the deft. a Trespasser they are to Value the damages, & Report all Matters of Fact, specially to the next Court, & the Sheriff is to attend the Jury to remove force (if any offered) & the Surveyor is to return three fair Plts [Plats] & Reports to the Clerk's Office in due time before the day of hearing, & whereas some of the Lands in dispute lye in the County of King George, its agreed by the Parties that the Surveyor of Stafford Survey