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To John Hutchings, William Ivy, George Veal James Webb, William Atchison, Matthew Godfrey, John Tatem, John Hutchings Junr., Thomas Veal, Maximilian Calvert, Joseph Hutchings, John Portlock Cornelius Calvert and Samuel Happer of the county of Norfolk Gent  Greeting  
 
To John Hutchings, William Ivy, George Veal James Webb, William Atchison, Matthew Godfrey, John Tatem, John Hutchings Junr., Thomas Veal, Maximilian Calvert, Joseph Hutchings, John Portlock Cornelius Calvert and Samuel Happer of the county of Norfolk Gent  Greeting  
 
WHEREAS in Pursuance of an Act of Assembly, made at a General-Assembly, begun and holden at the College, in the City of Williamsburg, the Twenty-Seventh Day of October, in the Twenty-second Year of his late Majesty's Reign, Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, entitled, "An Act directing the Trial of Slaves committing Capital Crimes, and for the more effectual punishing Conspiracies and Insurrections of them, and for the better Government of Nogroes, Mulattoes and Indians, Bond of Free," it has been represented to me by Robert Tucker Junr. Gentleman, Sheriff of the said County, that  
 
WHEREAS in Pursuance of an Act of Assembly, made at a General-Assembly, begun and holden at the College, in the City of Williamsburg, the Twenty-Seventh Day of October, in the Twenty-second Year of his late Majesty's Reign, Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, entitled, "An Act directing the Trial of Slaves committing Capital Crimes, and for the more effectual punishing Conspiracies and Insurrections of them, and for the better Government of Nogroes, Mulattoes and Indians, Bond of Free," it has been represented to me by Robert Tucker Junr. Gentleman, Sheriff of the said County, that  
Pomp a negro man slave belonging to Richard Silvester is committed to and Remain in the Common Goal of the said County on suspicion of his being guilty of Feloniously breaking & entering the Store-house of the Messrs. Rothery & Routh and stealing thereout sundry Linnen Handkerchiefs and other Goods of the Value of  pounds the property of the said Rothery & Routh
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Pomp a negro man Slave belonging to Richard Silvester is committed to and Remain in the Common Goal of the said County on suspicion of his being guilty of Feloniously breaking & entering the Store-house of the Messrs. Rothery & Routh and stealing thereout sundry Linnen Handkerchiefs and other Goods of the Value of  pounds the property of the said Rothery & Routh
 
and the said Sheriff hath prayed that a Commission may issue for the Trial of the said Slave, according to the Direction
 
and the said Sheriff hath prayed that a Commission may issue for the Trial of the said Slave, according to the Direction
of the said Act of Assembly: KNOW YE, therefore, that I the said Francis Fauquier by Virtue of the Powers and Authorities to me granted by his Majesty, as Commander in Chief of this Dominion, do assign and empower you the said John Hutchings, William Ivy, George Veal, James Webb, William Atchison Matthew Godfrey, John Tatem, John Hutchings Junr., Thomas Veal, Maximilian Calvert Joseph Hutchings, John Portlock Cornelius Calvert and Samuel Happer or any Four, or more of you, whereof any of you the said John Hutchins, William Ivy George Veal, James Webb, William Atchison, Matthew Godfrey or John Tatem shall be one, Justices in such Manner, and by such Ways and Methods, as in the said Act of the General-Assembly is directed, prescribed, and set down, to enquire of, and to hear and determine, all Treasons, Petit-Treasons, or
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of the said Act of Assembly: KNOW YE, therefore, that I the said Francis Fauquier by Virtue of the Powers and Authorities to me granted by his Majesty, as Commander in Chief of this Dominion, do assign and empower you the said John Hutchings, William Ivy, George Veal, James Webb, William Atchison Matthew Godfrey, John Tatem, John Hutchings Junr., Thomas Veal, Maximilian Calvert Joseph Hutchings, John Portlock Cornelius Calvert and Samuel Happer or any Four, or more of you, whereof any of you the said John Hutchings, William Ivy George Veal, James Webb, William Atchison, Matthew Godfrey or John Tatem shall be one, Justices in such Manner, and by such Ways and Methods, as in the said Act of the General-Assembly is directed, prescribed, and set down, to enquire of, and to hear and determine, all Treasons, Petit-Treasons, or
 
Misprisons thereof, Felonies, Murders, or other Offences, or Crimes, whatsoever, committed or perpetrated within
 
Misprisons thereof, Felonies, Murders, or other Offences, or Crimes, whatsoever, committed or perpetrated within
 
the said Country, by the said Pomp and more especially the Felony aforesaid; for the better Performance whereof, you, or any of the Four or more of you, aforesaid, are hereby required and commanded, some Time between this Day and the twentieth Day of July next, publickly, at the Courthouse of the said County, to cause the said Pomp to be arraigned and tried for the said Offence or Offences, or any of them, whereof he shall be accused, and he being found guilty in such Manner, and upon such Evidence, as the said Act of the General-Assembly doth direct, to pass Judgment as the Law directs for the like Crimes, and on such Judgment to award Execution, or otherwise him to acquit,as of Right ought to be done.  Given under my Hand, and the Seal of the Colony, at Williamsburg, the twentieth Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty five in the fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE the Third.
 
the said Country, by the said Pomp and more especially the Felony aforesaid; for the better Performance whereof, you, or any of the Four or more of you, aforesaid, are hereby required and commanded, some Time between this Day and the twentieth Day of July next, publickly, at the Courthouse of the said County, to cause the said Pomp to be arraigned and tried for the said Offence or Offences, or any of them, whereof he shall be accused, and he being found guilty in such Manner, and upon such Evidence, as the said Act of the General-Assembly doth direct, to pass Judgment as the Law directs for the like Crimes, and on such Judgment to award Execution, or otherwise him to acquit,as of Right ought to be done.  Given under my Hand, and the Seal of the Colony, at Williamsburg, the twentieth Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty five in the fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE the Third.
 
                                           Fran: Fauquier
 
                                           Fran: Fauquier

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Virginia, sc. Francis Fauquier Esq; his Majesty's Lieutenant-Governour, and Commander in Chief of the said Colony and Dominion: To John Hutchings, William Ivy, George Veal James Webb, William Atchison, Matthew Godfrey, John Tatem, John Hutchings Junr., Thomas Veal, Maximilian Calvert, Joseph Hutchings, John Portlock Cornelius Calvert and Samuel Happer of the county of Norfolk Gent Greeting WHEREAS in Pursuance of an Act of Assembly, made at a General-Assembly, begun and holden at the College, in the City of Williamsburg, the Twenty-Seventh Day of October, in the Twenty-second Year of his late Majesty's Reign, Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-eight, entitled, "An Act directing the Trial of Slaves committing Capital Crimes, and for the more effectual punishing Conspiracies and Insurrections of them, and for the better Government of Nogroes, Mulattoes and Indians, Bond of Free," it has been represented to me by Robert Tucker Junr. Gentleman, Sheriff of the said County, that Pomp a negro man Slave belonging to Richard Silvester is committed to and Remain in the Common Goal of the said County on suspicion of his being guilty of Feloniously breaking & entering the Store-house of the Messrs. Rothery & Routh and stealing thereout sundry Linnen Handkerchiefs and other Goods of the Value of pounds the property of the said Rothery & Routh and the said Sheriff hath prayed that a Commission may issue for the Trial of the said Slave, according to the Direction of the said Act of Assembly: KNOW YE, therefore, that I the said Francis Fauquier by Virtue of the Powers and Authorities to me granted by his Majesty, as Commander in Chief of this Dominion, do assign and empower you the said John Hutchings, William Ivy, George Veal, James Webb, William Atchison Matthew Godfrey, John Tatem, John Hutchings Junr., Thomas Veal, Maximilian Calvert Joseph Hutchings, John Portlock Cornelius Calvert and Samuel Happer or any Four, or more of you, whereof any of you the said John Hutchings, William Ivy George Veal, James Webb, William Atchison, Matthew Godfrey or John Tatem shall be one, Justices in such Manner, and by such Ways and Methods, as in the said Act of the General-Assembly is directed, prescribed, and set down, to enquire of, and to hear and determine, all Treasons, Petit-Treasons, or Misprisons thereof, Felonies, Murders, or other Offences, or Crimes, whatsoever, committed or perpetrated within the said Country, by the said Pomp and more especially the Felony aforesaid; for the better Performance whereof, you, or any of the Four or more of you, aforesaid, are hereby required and commanded, some Time between this Day and the twentieth Day of July next, publickly, at the Courthouse of the said County, to cause the said Pomp to be arraigned and tried for the said Offence or Offences, or any of them, whereof he shall be accused, and he being found guilty in such Manner, and upon such Evidence, as the said Act of the General-Assembly doth direct, to pass Judgment as the Law directs for the like Crimes, and on such Judgment to award Execution, or otherwise him to acquit,as of Right ought to be done. Given under my Hand, and the Seal of the Colony, at Williamsburg, the twentieth Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty five in the fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE the Third.

                                         Fran: Fauquier