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Ballard, William : Commonwealth Cause, Caroline County

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Tate 132 sec. 30

Virginia: Circuit superior Court of Law & Chancery for Caroline County Caroline County, to wit:

The Grand Jurors for the body of the County aforesaid, upon their oath present, That William Ballard late of the County aforesaid on the 28th day of March 1832 at the County aforesaid & within the jurisdiction of this court, a negro woman slave named Emily the property of John O. Sutton of the said County then & there in the possession of said John O Sutton; being found, feloniously did steal, take & carry away; against the Statute in such case made & provided; and against the peace & dignity of the Commonwealth

The jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do further present, That William Ballard late of the County aforesaid on the 28th day of March 1832 at the County aforesaid & within the jurisdiction of this Court a female slave named Emily the property of John O. Sutton in the County aforesaid, feloniously did steal, take & carry away; against the statute in such case made & provided & against the peace & dignity of the commonwealth.