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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 Reekes 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 about for the examination of the fact with which the said Dick, Frank and Billey stands charged and for such other purposes concerning the promises, as is by law required and directed and have them there this warrant.

Given under my hand this 27th day of February 1802. H. Ashton

Sheriff's return The within named Frank, Mr. Reekes' property, was taken ill about half after eight o'clock in the morning of this day and expired at about half after 10 o'clock the same morning. He appeared from the time he came into my custody until the minute he was taken ill: to be in very good health.

Certified this 4th day of March 1802

T. Vaughan Dept. Sheriff and Jailor of the County of Mecklenburg

A Copy John Dortch [illegible]