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Dickson, Robert : Public Claim

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Virginia To wit At a Court of Oyer and Terminer held for the County of Greenbrier at the Court House thereof on Monday the the first day of October 1832 for the Trial of Sam a Slave (the Property of Robert Dickson of this County) who Stands Charged with the Crime of Arson

Present James Kincaid, John Mays, Robert Stephen, William Spotts and William Cary| Gent

The Court was opened in due form and the Prisoner Led to the bar in Custody of the Sheriff of this County and thereupon the Court appointed James B Bowlin Gent to defend the Said Prisoner and thereupon the Said Prisoner was arraigned for the Crime Aforesaid and then and there Pleaded not Guilty to the Information filed against him by the Attorney for the Commonwealth in this cause whereupon the following Witnesses were Examined To wit Robert Dickson, Garrett Brown, John H Myers, John a Slave of James Calwell, Jeffery a Slave of Robert Dickson, Sampson a Slave the property of Henry B Hunter, Jacob a Slave of Mrs Bedford Jacob a Slave of Mrs Bedford, David a Slave of James Calwell, Archebald Taylor a free man of Colour, Ben a Slave of Lewis Stuart, Sam a Slave of Mrs Bedford, Jim a Slave of John H Dickenson and Howard a Slave of Mrs Bedford, and the Court Not having time to go through they Remanded the Prisoner to Jail and adjourned till 8 O Clock on Tomorrow Morning. James Kincaid

Tuesday October the 2nd 1832

The Court being again opened in due form and the prisoner Set at the bar an Additional Witness examined To wit Austen Thomason, and Some of the Other Witnesses reexamined and after hearing the Argument by counsel. It is considered by the court and that unanimously that the Prisoner Sam is Guilty of the Crime with which he is Charged in the Information filed in this Prosecution against him and