Candle, David : Public Claim
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At a court of Oyer and Terminer held at the Courthouse of Dinwiddie County on Saturday the 4th day of June 1774. for the Trial of Simon a negroe man Slave belonging to David Candle charged with Burglary and Felony Present William Watkins Abram Smith David Walker & James Greenway Thos. Scott Gent. The said Simon was led to the Bar and denied the Fact with which he stands charged & thereupon divers witnesses were sworn & examined and prisoner heard in his own defence It is the opinion of the Court that he is not guilty of the Burglary but that he is guilty of the Felony with which he stands charged and having before received the benefit of Clergy It is ordered that the said Simon be hanged by the neck 'till he be dead, and that the Sheriff do execution on this Judgment on Friday the 17th of June Inst. The Court valued the said Simon to Seventy pound } Wm Watkins Teste Thos. Ruffin C. D. C. A copy Teste J Nicholas C. D. C. Dinwiddie to wit. I do hereby certify that the above Judgment and Sentence of the Court was duly executed by Edward Pegram jr DS for Wm Withers Shf.