Harrison, Henry : Public Claim
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At a Court of Oyer and terminor held in Prince George County at the Courthouse on the xxth of August 1785 for the tryal of Jonathan a negro man slave belonging to Henry Harrison for Felony Present William Robertson Edward Bland } Gt. Justices John Share John Baird Carter B Harrison attorney for the Common Wealth of Virginia came and gives the Court to understand and be informed that Jonathan a negro man slave belonging to Henry Harrison of Surry County did on the night of the sixteenth of July last in the xth year of the Common Wealth feloniously enter the Charriot house of Theodorick Bland of this County and thereout did take steal and carry away a saddle bridle and Coach whip of the value of ten pounds the property of the said Frederick Bland against the peace and dignity of the Common Wealth. Whereupon the said Jonathan was led to the bar in custody of William Call Gentleman Sheriff of this County to whose Custody for the Causes aforesaid he was committed and being arraigned of the premises he said he was in no wise thereof guilty and thereupon (according to the form of the act of assembly in cases of this nature made and provided) did put himself upon the Court whereupon divers witnesses were sworn and examined and the prisoner heard in his own defence; in consideration of the Testimony offered it seems to the Court here that the said Jonathan is guilty of the felony aforesaid in manner and form as above against him is acknowledged and it being demanded of him if anything can himself he had or knew to say why the Court to Judgment and Execution against him of and upon the premises should not proceed he said he had nothing to say besides what he had said before. Thereupon it is considered by the Court that the said Jonathan be hanged by the neck untill he be dead and it is said to the sheriff that Execution thereof be done in the Town of Blandford on Friday the 26 Instant between the hours of Ten and four oclock Memorandum that the Court do value the said Jonathan to one hundred and five pounds current money which is ordered to be certified William Robertson Copy Teste John Morison [illegible]