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Reekes, Thomas: Petition, Mecklenburg County

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Mecklenburg County, to wit,

To the Sheriff of said County - Whereas Dick the property of John Gregory and Frank the property of Thomas Reeks and Billy the property of Edmunds Collins late of this County were this day committed to the Jail of this County by my warrant it appearing to me that the felonious offences wherewith they stand charged ought to be Examined into by the County Court. Therefore on behalf of the Commonwealth I require you that you summon a Court to meet at the Courthouse on the 4th day of next month, there to hold a Court for the Examination of the fact with which the said Dick, Frank & Billy stand charged and for such other purposes concerning the premises, as is by law required & directed and have thou there this Warrant. Given under my hand this 27th day of February 1802. H. Ashton A copy John Dortch DCL

Sheriff's return - "the within named Frank, Mr. Reek's property, was taken ill about half after eight oclock in the morning of this day and expired at about half after ten oclock the same morning. He appeared from the time he came