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In Henrico County Court October 6th 1851. Anderson, a slave, the property of Reuben Boston. Charged with a felony by him committed in this, that he the said Anderson did on the 14th day of September 1851, in the County of Henrico, feloniously and maliciously burn a certain barn then and there containing seven hundred bushels of wheat, the property of James A. Moore, which said barn with the said wheat was burnt and were of the value of One' hundred Dollars, was this day set to the bar in custody of the Sheriff, and a court of Oyer and Terminer being opened upon him. the count doth assign Thomas I. Evans. Esqr counsel to defend the Prisoner. and the Prisoner being arraigned plead not guilty: Whereupon sundry witnesses were sworn and examined touching the charge aforesaid, and Joseph Mayo the attorney representing Commonwealth as well as the Prisoner by the said Thomas I. Evans his counsel, in his defence fully heard. On consideration whereof, the count is of opinion that the Prisoner is guilty of the charge aforesaid and doth order that for the said offence he be sold and transported beyond the limits of the United States. And the court doth ascertain and fix the value of the said slave Anderson to be Two hundred dollars, and doth fix the fee of the counsel assigned to defend the Prisoner at twenty five dollars. A Copy Teste Loftin N. Ellett C.H.C.

The slave mentioned above was on the 24th inst. ordered by the Governor to be brought to the Penitentiary. The Comdr of the public guard was directed to have the order executed, and it is to he presumed, tho' it cannot be certified here, that the slave is now in the penitentiary. P. F. Howard Executive Dept. October 27th 1851.