Grills, Charles T.: Petition, Pulaski County
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6 asked what was the matter, that she only replied that negro! that he then observed that the womans clothes were much torn, near the waist, that the witness John McMullen then came up and detailed what he had seen when the witness started in pursuit of the negro, that the woman seemed very much exhausted. It was proved by Charles T. Grills that he had set the boy to work in the morning splitting rails, and had been in his fields showing another boy how to plough that he had seen a female pass along the road in the direction of Ingles Ferry and that some hour afterwards he returned by where the prisoner had been at work, he was absent, but witness supposed had gone to the house for water, that he was present at the place where the occurrence happened and that the axe found at that place was his property, was the axe prisoner was using in the morning that the place where it happened was some three miles from where the boy was at work. It was proved by the witness Elizabeth Whitt and John McMullin that the prisoner at the bar was the same, was the negro, who made the attempt on the witness Elizabeth. There was no testimony introduced on the behalf of the prisoner. And thereupon the court arose. Elzy Wysor A Copy Teste L. A. Currin D. C.