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Elizabeth City County: Certificate

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1778, November 5* Elizabeth City County

  • not a petition, but a a certification from the clerk re execution of slaves for murder.
  • At a court held for Eliz. City County Va 5th day of Nov. 1778. five slaves belonging to the late Lockey Collier, gent., were tried for murder & executed. The court valued the slaves from 500 pounds to 250 pounds each.

[Pet. probable dealt with compensation of heirs of Lockey Collier, dec'd] No petition in printed Journal but see approval of this claim -- on Dec 15, 1778 RWC