357 March Court 1755.
were sworn to try the Issue joined who brought in their Verdict in these Words "We of the Jury find for the Plt. ten pounds damage Samiel Earle foreman" which Verdict at the Plt's Motion is admitted to record, and it's considered by the Court that the Plt. recover of the sd. deft. the sd. ten pounds by the Jurors aforsd. in their Verdict aforsd assessed and the Costs by him in this behalf expended,
Ordered that John Farrow pay William Tacket three hundred & forty three pounds of Tobacco for four days attendance as an Evidence for him at suit of Cooke, & for coming & returning twenty seven Miles three times ~
Ordered that John Farrow pay John Nevell five hundred & thirty six pounds of Tobacco for four days attendance as an Evidence for him at suit of Cooke, & for coming & returning thirty Miles once & for twice coming & returning fifty eight Miles ~
Ordered that John Farrow pay William Farrow two hundred, & ninety eight pounds of Tobacco for four days attendance as an Evidence for him at suit of Cooke, & for coming & returning twenty two miles three times
Ordered that William Mills, Francis Strother, James Hansborough, and Cain Withers be fined each of them for four hundred pounds of Tobacco for not attending as Jurors in the Suit between Traverse Cooke Plt. & John Farrow deft.
Then the Court adjourned till tomorrow morning 9. OClock J. Mercer
At a Court held for Stafford County by Virtue of a Commission of Oyer & Terminer, the second day of April 1755 }
A Comission of Oyer & Terminer for the Trial of Joseph a negro man slave belonging to Gerard Fowke Gent. together with a dedimus for administring [sic] the Oaths, John Washington & Baily Washington Gentn. pursuant to the sd. dedimus administred [sic] the Oaths to Mott Doniphan Gent. who having subscribed the Test, & abjuration Oath administred the sd. Oaths to the sd. John Washington, Baily Washington, John Peyton & Peter Daniel Gent. who Subscribed the Test, & abjuration Oath