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Watson, William : Public Claim

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of the said John Harris to the value of two pounds As also with breaking open the house of Horatio Turpin in the night time of the [left blank] day of [left blank] in the year aforesaid and of entering in and stealing out and carrying away a coat and shirt the property of the said Horatio Turpin of the value of two pounds Also with breaking open the mill of Bartholomew Stovall in the night time of the [left blank] day of [left blank] in the year aforesaid and stealing from thence sundry goods the property of the said Stovall Also with being apprehended with fire arms and ammunition whereupon he pled not guilty and put himself upon God and this Court and on examining sundry witnesses the Court are of the opinion that the prisoner is guilty of the crimes wherewith he is charged and that for such his offences he be hanged by the neck untill he be dead but execution thereof is respited untill Monday the ninth day of September next and in the forenoon of that day the Sheriff is ordered to do execution thereof the said prisoner is valued at eighty pounds and the same is ordered to be certified accordingly

Signed L Mosby Teste Th. Miller Clk a copy Teste Ab. Crump Clk P. C.