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At a monthly
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At a monthly [illegible] Court held for Goochland County at the courthouse on Monday the 16th day of April 1810
The justices summoned to assemble at this place on the 28th day of March 1810 for the trial of Major alias Major Jackson a negro man slave property of Benjamin Anderson of this County, charged with feloniously plotting and conspiring and attempting to kill and murder Mrs. Rebecca Anderson his mistress, and the wife of said Benjamin Anderson by inflicting several dangerous wounds on the head and neck of the said Rebecca Anderson with intent to kill and murder her, having failed to meet agreeable to summons and hold a Court for the purpose aforesaid, This Court this day as a court, of Oyer and Terminer proceed to the said trial and the said Major being conducted to the bar in the custody of the sheriff and arrained for the aforesaid felony pleads not guilty; Whereupon on hearing the testimony of scndry witnesses who sworn & examined as well on behalf of the Commonwealth as on behalf of the prisoner, together with the arguments as well of William Pope and Richard Morris jr the counsel for the prosecution, as of John Michie the attorney for the prisoner. It is the unanimous opinion of the court, that the prisoner is guilty of the felony aforesaid, as in the indictment is charged against him, and that for the same he be hanged