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Davis, Robert V.: Petition, Prince Edward County

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As the Physician called on to treat the negro Jim, whose throat was cut in the Court House of Prince Edward I certify that the wound through a very bad looking one did not permanently injure his physical health, but I believe it impaired his saleable value[.] Peyton R Berkeley

We certify that Samuel F Gregory who cut the throat of Capt Robt V Davis'es Jim was then and his [illegible] continued to be wholly [involved?] according to the best of our information & belief[.] E R Brightwild H B Brightnell

The undersigned Charles A Morton states that he was one of the Courts which condemned the slave Jim at the County Court next succeeding the one at which he was wounded. that the Court called upon R M Booker to value the said slave and upon his testimony in a great degree the estimate of value was made. also I state that the said Booker [illegible] testified that but for the scar on his throat the slave would sell for eleven hundred dollars and I have no doubt of the fact[.] CA Morton