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Millan, George : Public Claim

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At a Court held for Fairfax County the 18th day of Feby: 1833 Negro Ally Slave the property of George Millan who was Committed to the Jail of the County by warrant under the hand and Seal of Benedict McLane Gent: Justice of the peace for said County, & Charged with feloniously murdering her own child, or so exposing it, as Causing its death, being this day brought before the Court sitting as a Court of Oyer and Terminer and arraigned pleaded Not Guilty, and the several witnesses for and against the prisoner being Sworn & examined, and all Circumstances relating to the said Charge, being Considered, it is the Unanimous opinion of the Court that the said Ally the prisoner be recommitted to the Jail of this County, there to remain in safe Custody until Friday the 17th day of May next, and from thence on Friday the said 17th day of May next, to the Gallows there to be hung, by the neck until she be dead, dead, dead, and that the Sheriff this County, carry this Judgment of the Court into execution Between the hours of Nine o.clock in the morning & 4 o.clock in the evening, The Court doth Value Negro Ally the property of George Millan, this day Convicted of Murder & sentenced to be hung, to the Value of Three hundred Dollars Current money of the U. States, which is ordered to be Certified to the auditor of Public accounts-- A Copy Teste Wm. Moss James E Heath Esq'r is legally authorised to receive for me & in my name from the treasurer the above amount of Three hundred Dollars Given under my hand this 1st day of April 1833 G Millan Mr. Heath Dr. Sir will you please to send me a Check on Alexandria for the above sum of $300 the valuation of negro Ally please direct your letter to Centreville your attention will much oblige your friend & Hb st. G Millan 1st Ap'l 1833