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Grills, Charles T.: Petition, Pulaski County

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1 Virginia. At a Court of Oyer and Terminer held at the Court house of Pulaski on Thursday the 29th day of February 1844 for the trial of Willis a negro man Slave the property of Charles T. Gillis of said County charged with an attempt to commit a rape on the person of Elizabeth Whit on the 21st day of February 1844. Present. John Hoge, Randolph Fugate, Henry Wysor, Joseph H Howe, Joseph Cloyd, Samuel Caffee & David L. Martin } Gentlemen Justices The prisoner was led to the bar in custody of the Jailor of said County, and thereupon the attorney for the commonwealth filed an information whereupon the Court assigned Benjamin F. Wysor as counsel to defend said prisoner and on the motion of the prisoner by his counsel and for reasons appearing to the Court the trial of the said Slave is continued until tomorrow morning: and on his further motion it is ordered that Lafoster Todd of the County of Montgomery be summoned to appear here on tomorrow morning at 10 o clock and that he be requested to bring with him his boy Abram as witness on behalf of the prisoner on his trial. Ordered that court be adjourned until 10th o clock Tomorrow morning. John Hoge Friday the 1st day of March 1844 The Court 1st pursuant to adjournment Present John Hoge, Randolph Fugate, Henry Wysor, Joseph Cloyd & Samuel Caffee } Gentleman Justices Absent J. H. Howe & David L. Martin The prisoner was again led to the bar in custody