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Clark, James, Estate of : Public Claim

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At a Court of Oyer & Terminer held for the County of Dinwiddie at the court house on Saturday the 26th day of April 1783. for the tryal of Jack, a negro man slave the property of the Estate of James Clark decd. on Suspicion of Murder. The prisoner being arrained at the Barr, plead not guilty whereupon divers witnesses were sworn & examined & the prisoner heard in his defence. Whereupon it is the opinion of the court that the said Jack is guilty of the Murder & that he be hanged by the neck 'till he is dead, & ordered that the Sheriff do execution of this Judgment on Friday the 9th day of May. Signed James [Greenway?] N. B. the Court values the said Slave to ninety pounds current money of Virginia A Copy Test. John Nichols C. D. C. I do hereby certify that the above named Jack was executed according to Judgment. Wm. Turner D. Sh. D. C.