Jarrell, John C : Public Claim
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At a Court of Monthly Sessions held for Caroline County, at the CourtHouse on the 12th day of July 1830 The Court called for the trial of Robin, a negro slave, the property of John C. Jarrell not having met, the said Robin was this day led to the bar in custody of the Sheriff of this County and thereupon Festus Dickinson, attorney for the commonwealth within this County filed an information against the said prisoner in these words to wit: 'Virginia to wit &c. who was thereupon arraigned, and by William H. Harrison Esqr. his attorney, plead not guilty and a witness being sworn and examined the Court is of opinion that the said prisoner is guilty of the offence wherewith he stands arraigned. Therefore it is considered that the said prisoner receive on his bare back thirty lashes, to be inflicted at the public whipping post of this county and it is adjudged that the said prisoner be forever transported and banished from beyond the limits of the United States. The court from an inspection of the prisoner here in Court, doth estimate his value to be four hundred dollars and thereupon the said prisoner is remanded to jail subject to the order of the executioner. From the minutes A Copy Teste John L. Pendleton