Nimmo, William : Public Claim
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At a Court of Oyer and Terminer held for Henrico County at the Courthouse on Thursday the 20th of July 1786 for the trial of Toby a Negroe man Slave the property of William Nimmo charged with breaking and entering the smoke house of Colo. John Harris and the Lumber House of Mess. Samuel Payne & Co. and taking and carrying away from thence goods to the value of £ 16 [pounds]. Present Richard Adams, Turner Southals, Bowler Cocke, Geo. Webb & Jas. Buchanan } Gent. Justices The said Negroe Toby was set to the bar in custody of the Sheriff of this County to whose Custody upon the charges aforesaid he was committed and being arraigned of the premises-- he said he was in no wise thereof guilty and for his trial according to the Act of the General Assembly, in such case made he put himself upon the Court Whereupon sundry witnesses were sworn charged and examined and the said Toby heard in his own defence On consideration whereof It is the opinion of the Court that the said Toby is guilty of the Burglary aforesaid Therefore It is considered by the Court that he be hanged by the neck untill he be dead and It is commanded the Sheriff that he cause Execution of this Judgment to be done on Friday the 4th of August next between the hours of 10 & 2 O'Clock of the same day, at the usual place of Execution. The Court also valued the Slave to One hundred pounds. The minutes of the preceding trial were signed Richard Adams Turner Southals Bowler Cocke Geo: Webb James Buchanan A copy Teste William Whitlock D Clk