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July Court. 1753. 223.
 
July Court. 1753. 223.
 
At a Court held by virtue of a Commission of Oyer and Terminer for Stafford County 12th. June 1753. A Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Tryal of Joe a negro man slave belonging to Gerrard [illegible] Gent. together for a Dedimus for administrind the Oaths John Payton, & Thomas Fitzhugh Gent. pursuant to the sd. Dedimus administred the sd. Oaths to John Mercer who having subscribed the Test and abjuration Oath administred the sd.  OAths to the sd. John Payton & Mott Doniphan Gent. who subscribed the Test and abjuration Oath.
 
At a Court held by virtue of a Commission of Oyer and Terminer for Stafford County 12th. June 1753. A Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Tryal of Joe a negro man slave belonging to Gerrard [illegible] Gent. together for a Dedimus for administrind the Oaths John Payton, & Thomas Fitzhugh Gent. pursuant to the sd. Dedimus administred the sd. Oaths to John Mercer who having subscribed the Test and abjuration Oath administred the sd.  OAths to the sd. John Payton & Mott Doniphan Gent. who subscribed the Test and abjuration Oath.
Joe a negro man slave belonging to Gerard Fowke Gent. who was commited to the goal of this bounty by Mittimus under the hand of William Fitzhugh gent. one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for this County was led to the Bar in Custody of the Sheriff, & thereupon Mosely Battaley Gent. Deputy Attorney of our sovereign Lord the King brought into Court an indictment against the said Joe in these words" Be is remembered that on the twelfth day of June in the twenty sixth year of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith [illegible]. the sd. Mosely Battaley came into Court & gives the court here to understand, & be informed that Joe a negro man slave belonging to Gerard Fonke of the sd. County gent. on the nineteenth
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Joe a negro man slave belonging to Gerard Fowke Gent. who was commited to the goal of this bounty by Mittimus under the hand of William Fitzhugh gent. one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for this County was led to the Bar in Custody of the Sheriff, & thereupon Mosely Battaley Gent. Deputy Attorney of our sovereign Lord the King brought into Court an indictment against the said Joe in these words" Be is remembered that on the twelfth day of June in the twenty sixth year of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith [illegible]. the sd. Mosely Battaley came into Court & gives the court here to understand, & be informed that Joe a negro man slave belonging to Gerard Fonke of the sd. County gent. on the nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fifty three between the Hours of ten & twelve in the night of the sd. day at the Parish of Saint Pauls in the County of Stafford aforsd. with force and Arms did feloniously & burglarily break & enter the House of Joseph Dawdy of the sd. Parish & County planter, & thence did steal take & carry away sundry Goods & Charles to the to the Value of twenty Shillings the property of the sd. (that is to say) one new brown Linen Bagg of the Value of six Shillings, one pair of Women's Pumps of the Value of five Shillings, one brown lenin Pettisal of the Value of seven Shillings & one linen Apron of the Value of two Shillings, & other Enormities to the sd. Joseph Dowdy then and there offered against the Peace of our sovereign Lord the King his Crown and Dignity & thereupon the sd. Joes was publickly arraigned and pleaded that he was not guilty & for Trial thereof put himself upon the Court; Whereupon immediately then, & there the Witnesses were examined in open Court who being fully heard as well as the sd. Joe is not guilty of the Felony & Burglary in the Indictment mentioned.Thereupon its ordered that he be discharged. - John Mercer.
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At a Court held for Stafford County July the 10th. 1753.
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[illegible], John Mercer, Mott Doniphan, Peter Daniel, & |Henry Fitzhugh, Gentlemen
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The Suit on Petition between Christian Young Plt. & Joseph Combs deft. is dismist the Deft. paying Costs.
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In the Suit on Petition between between Charles Dick Gent. Plt. & James Yelton deft.
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Judge

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July Court. 1753. 223. At a Court held by virtue of a Commission of Oyer and Terminer for Stafford County 12th. June 1753. A Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Tryal of Joe a negro man slave belonging to Gerrard [illegible] Gent. together for a Dedimus for administrind the Oaths John Payton, & Thomas Fitzhugh Gent. pursuant to the sd. Dedimus administred the sd. Oaths to John Mercer who having subscribed the Test and abjuration Oath administred the sd. OAths to the sd. John Payton & Mott Doniphan Gent. who subscribed the Test and abjuration Oath. Joe a negro man slave belonging to Gerard Fowke Gent. who was commited to the goal of this bounty by Mittimus under the hand of William Fitzhugh gent. one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for this County was led to the Bar in Custody of the Sheriff, & thereupon Mosely Battaley Gent. Deputy Attorney of our sovereign Lord the King brought into Court an indictment against the said Joe in these words" Be is remembered that on the twelfth day of June in the twenty sixth year of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith [illegible]. the sd. Mosely Battaley came into Court & gives the court here to understand, & be informed that Joe a negro man slave belonging to Gerard Fonke of the sd. County gent. on the nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fifty three between the Hours of ten & twelve in the night of the sd. day at the Parish of Saint Pauls in the County of Stafford aforsd. with force and Arms did feloniously & burglarily break & enter the House of Joseph Dawdy of the sd. Parish & County planter, & thence did steal take & carry away sundry Goods & Charles to the to the Value of twenty Shillings the property of the sd. (that is to say) one new brown Linen Bagg of the Value of six Shillings, one pair of Women's Pumps of the Value of five Shillings, one brown lenin Pettisal of the Value of seven Shillings & one linen Apron of the Value of two Shillings, & other Enormities to the sd. Joseph Dowdy then and there offered against the Peace of our sovereign Lord the King his Crown and Dignity & thereupon the sd. Joes was publickly arraigned and pleaded that he was not guilty & for Trial thereof put himself upon the Court; Whereupon immediately then, & there the Witnesses were examined in open Court who being fully heard as well as the sd. Joe is not guilty of the Felony & Burglary in the Indictment mentioned.Thereupon its ordered that he be discharged. - John Mercer. At a Court held for Stafford County July the 10th. 1753. [illegible], John Mercer, Mott Doniphan, Peter Daniel, & |Henry Fitzhugh, Gentlemen The Suit on Petition between Christian Young Plt. & Joseph Combs deft. is dismist the Deft. paying Costs. In the Suit on Petition between between Charles Dick Gent. Plt. & James Yelton deft. Judge