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Jamison, David : Public Claim

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Prince William County Court November 4th 1830. The court proceeded as a Court of Oyer and Terminer to the trial of Negro man slave George the property of David Jamison charged with felony and Burglary (the called court heretofore summoned having failed to meet) and assigned John P. Philips his counsel whereupon the attorney for the Commonwealth came into Court & filed an information against him in these words, "viz: "Virginia Prince William County, to wit: Be it remembered etc." and upon the information aforesaid the said George was arraigned and upon his arraignment pleaded not guilty and for his trial put himself upon God and this Court and the court proceeded to examine sundry witnesses for the Commonwealth. On consideration whereof are unanimously of opinion that the said George is guilty of the offence wherewith he stands charged. It is therefore considered and ordered by the Court that he be remanded to jail the place from whence he came and there to remain until the day of his execution and from thence taken to the place of execution and hanged by the neck until he be dead on the first friday in January next between the hours of 10 oClock in the morning and four oClock in the afternoon of that day and the Court is of opinion that the said George is worth $450. The following was the evidence taken in this case "Commonwealth agt: George etc." And the Court recommends the said George to the mercy of the executive. A copy teste P. D. Dawe A. Com.