Clark, James, Estate of : Public Claim
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At a court of Oyer & Terminer held for the county of Dinnwiddie At the courthouse on Tuesday the 8th Day of May 1783 for the tryal of Moll a negro woman slave the property of the Estate of James Clark dec'd on suspicion of murder. The prisoner was led to the Barr arrained plead not guilty when upon diverse witnesses were sworn & examined & the prisoner heard in her own defense. It is the opinion of the court that she is guilty of the murder & that she be hanged by the neck till she is dead. It is further ordered that the sheriff do execution of this judgment the 19th. instant signed James Greenway N.B. the court values the said slave to eighty pounds current money of Virginia A Copy Test John Nicholas
I do hereby certify that the above named Moll was executed according to judgment. Wm Turner DSg DC