Gray, Joseph : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
Commonwealth v Joseph Gray free negro Deps. of wits. Henry a slave the property of Nancy Ellett sworn deposed that the prisoner came to witnesses house about one o'clock at night and knocked & asked witness to let him in. Witness let him in and prisoner remained all night and next morning when he left witness missed his watch. Witness wound up his watch and hung it up, on a nail, and there was no other person in the room except witness's wife. The witness is sure that at four o'clock witness took down the watch and looked to see what time it was, & prisoner was in the room at that time and in the morning he and the watch were both gone. Reuben T. Seal police officer sworn deposed he knows the prisoner to be a free negro.