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Reynolds, James : Public Claim

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At a Court appointed and held at the court House of Lunenburg County for the Trial and Examination of Dollen a Negro man slave belonging to James Reynolds, the 23d Day of January 1786 on suspicion of his feloniously preparing poison and delivering the same to Mercer negro belonging to Cornelius Crenshaw Decd. [Deceased] Present John Magsdale, Anthony Street, John Glenn, Edward Jordan, William Craghead and John Billups Gent Justices The Prisoner being set to the Bar and it being Demanded of him whether he was guilty of the Felony aforesaid or not, he said he was in no wise guilty whereupon Divers Witnesses were sworn and examined against him tucking [touching] the said felony, and the prisoner being heard in his defence, it is considered by the court that the said Dollen for the offence aforesaid ought to be hanged by the neck til he is Dead, therefore it is ordered that the sherif convey him to the Goal from whence he came, and from thence to the place of execution, there to be Hang'd by the neck til he is dead, which execution is ordered to be done on the fourth day of February next and the court doth value the said Dollen