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Albemarle County to wit: We, of the Jury, summoned under a warrant from Joshua Key one of the Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid, to inquire into the cause of the death of a Negro man Tom late the property of James Frasier, who died suddenly in the goal of the said county on the night of Friday the 23d of Apl. 1813; do find that the cause of the death of the said Tom, was sundry blows inflicted on his head by Stephen a Negro man the property of John Hamner, at present in the Employment of Triplett T. Estes of the Town of Charlottesville; particularly one blow on the left side of the Forehead a little above the eye, producing a fracture of the skull of about two inches in length, extending to the frontal corner of the eye and continuing into the socket, also one other blow on the crown of the head, & one on the hinder part of the head - we also find the said blows were inflicted by the said Stephen in the town of Charlottesville on the night of Thursday the 15th of April 1813 with a stick or club & stones. In witness whereof, as we the Jurors aforesaid acting as coroner, as we the Jurors have to this Inquisition set our seals at Charlottesville this 24th day of April 1813. Franklin {Seal} Jasper Anderson {seal} Edmd Anderson jr {seal} Hudson C Barksdale {seal}

Taken & qualified in the presence of Jos: Key

John Winfield {seal} John Yeargain {seal} Wilson Medearis {seal} [stricken out?] Joel Terrell {seal} Charles Day {seal} Jo Bishop {seal} Chiles Brand {seal} Thos Burton {seal}