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March Court, 1754. {259.

having regard to all Patents & Evidence as shall be produced by either of the Parties and report all Matters of Fact specially to the next Court & the Sheriff is ordered to attend the Jury, & to remove Force (if any offered) & the Surveyor is ordered to return three fair Platts to the Clerk's Office in due time before the day of hearing. In the Action of Trespass upon the Case between George Waller Plt. & John Fitzpatrick deft. the deft. having pleaded not guilty the Plt. joined the Issue & the Tryal thereof is referred till the next Court. In the Action of Trespass upon the Case between Andrew Edwards Plt. & Adam Stephen deft. the deft. for Plea saith he did not assume the Plt. joined the Issue &the Tryal thereof is referred to the next Court. In the Action of Trespass upon the Case between Charles Harding Plt. & Samuel Earle deft. the deft. for Plea saith that he did not assume in Manner & Form, the Plt. joined the Issue & the Tryal is referred till the next Court. John Fenton Mercer Gent. having applied to the Court to recommend him to his Honor the Governor for such a Commission in the Forces now listing in this Colony as his Honor the Governer think him quality'd for the Court unanimously recommend him to his Honor being of Opinion that he will behave himself with diligence & resolution & that his & his Brothers serving in those Forces will be a Means of encouraging several Persons to inlist, as they are very well respected in this & the adjoining Counties. In the Action of Trespass upon the Case between Matthew Bogle & Co. Plts. & John Hitching deft. the deft. not appearing, the Judgment against him, & William Swetman his Security is confirmed, & a writ of Enquiry of damage is to be executed the next Court. In the Action of debt between William Rowley Gent.Plt. & John James deft. the deft. not appearing, the Judgment against him & Roger Hill, & Mary Murry his Securities is confirmed for twenty two hundred seventy & four pounds of crop Tobacco & costs. Butn this Judgment is to be discharged (the Costs excepted) on Payment of eleven hundred thirty seven pounds of like Tobacco with Interest thereon from the twentieth day of April one thousand seven hundred & fifty two till the same is paid. In the Action of Trespass Assault & Battery between John Matthews & John English deft. the deft. for plea saith he is not guilty the Plt. joined the Issue & the Trial thereof is referred till the next Court. In the Action of Trespass Assault & Battery between John Canady Plt & Daniel Chambers