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Brunswick District & county to wit.
 
Brunswick District & county to wit.
Iscomplain of Ephram Garham [Def?]
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Ishmael Dunn Plt complain of Ephraim Parham Deft
in [illegible] and for forth for this to wit; that whereas the faid [Ishmail?]
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in custody and so forth for this to wit; that whereas the said Ishmael
_____ the plaintiff, is a good, true, honeft, and faithful citizen of
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the plaintiff, is a good, true, honest, and faithful citizen of
Virginia, and as [Fuch?], from the time of [illegible] birth hitherto hath behaved and,
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Virginia, and as such, from the time of his birth hitherto hath behaved and,
carried from left and was reputed to be of a good name, condition and converlatin,
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carried himself and was reputed to be of a good name, condition and conversation,
 
and free from any crime, and particularly from the crimes of felony
 
and free from any crime, and particularly from the crimes of felony
[illegible] Neverthelefs the faid Ephram _____ the
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& hog stealing Nevertheless the said Ephraim the
defendant, well knowing the premifes, and malicioufly contriving to deprive the plain-
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defendant, well knowing the premises, and maliciously contriving to deprive the plaintiff
tiff of her good name, credit, and reputation as aforefaid, and to subject [illegible]
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of his good name, credit, and reputation as aforesaid, and to subject him
to the penalties of the law, and to bring him into infamy and difgrace, on the [illegible]
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to the penalties of the law, and to bring him into infamy and disgrace, on the first
day of [suficient?] in the year of our Lord 1795 at the parifh of  
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day of August in the year of our Lord 1795 at the parish of  
St. [And?] in the county aforefaid, fallely, and malicioufly related,
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St. Andres in the county aforesaid, falsely, and maliciously related,
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spoke, published, proclaimed, and with a loud voice pronounced these feigned, scandalous
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and opprobrious words following, of and concerning the plaintiff in the presence
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and hearing of divers good and honest people of the commonwealth of Virginia, to wit;
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"he (the Plaintiff meaning) hath stolen a Negroe from
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John Dunn and "he (the Plaintiff again meaning)
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hath stolen a hog from William Gee & I (the Deft meaning) can prove it meaning
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that the Plaintiff had committed Felony by stealing
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a Negroe from John Dunn -- & that the Plaintiff
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had moreover stolen a hog from Wm. Gee & that
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he the Deft could prove it
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by reason of the speaking and publishing of which said feigned, scandalous, and opprobious
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words by the defendant of and concerning the plaintiff as aforesaid, the plaintiff
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stealing among very many venerable and creditable persons with whom the
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plaintiff was before in great honour and esteem; and the plaintiff is farther in danger
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of a prosecution under the laws of the commonwealth to the damage of the plaintiff
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one thousand pounds; and therefore he brings suit, and so forth,
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Gregory P Qut
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Pledges of prosecution
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John Doe, and
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Richard Roe.

Revision as of 15:27, 9 August 2018

Brunswick District & county to wit. Ishmael Dunn Plt complain of Ephraim Parham Deft in custody and so forth for this to wit; that whereas the said Ishmael the plaintiff, is a good, true, honest, and faithful citizen of Virginia, and as such, from the time of his birth hitherto hath behaved and, carried himself and was reputed to be of a good name, condition and conversation, and free from any crime, and particularly from the crimes of felony & hog stealing Nevertheless the said Ephraim the defendant, well knowing the premises, and maliciously contriving to deprive the plaintiff of his good name, credit, and reputation as aforesaid, and to subject him to the penalties of the law, and to bring him into infamy and disgrace, on the first day of August in the year of our Lord 1795 at the parish of St. Andres in the county aforesaid, falsely, and maliciously related, spoke, published, proclaimed, and with a loud voice pronounced these feigned, scandalous and opprobrious words following, of and concerning the plaintiff in the presence and hearing of divers good and honest people of the commonwealth of Virginia, to wit;

"he (the Plaintiff meaning) hath stolen a Negroe from John Dunn and "he (the Plaintiff again meaning) hath stolen a hog from William Gee & I (the Deft meaning) can prove it meaning that the Plaintiff had committed Felony by stealing a Negroe from John Dunn -- & that the Plaintiff had moreover stolen a hog from Wm. Gee & that he the Deft could prove it

by reason of the speaking and publishing of which said feigned, scandalous, and opprobious words by the defendant of and concerning the plaintiff as aforesaid, the plaintiff stealing among very many venerable and creditable persons with whom the plaintiff was before in great honour and esteem; and the plaintiff is farther in danger of a prosecution under the laws of the commonwealth to the damage of the plaintiff one thousand pounds; and therefore he brings suit, and so forth, Gregory P Qut

Pledges of prosecution John Doe, and Richard Roe.