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Most Hond Sr
May 15 1718
my duty [?] to yor Honr. what our has dun the in our for murderI yor Honr Has not that you gave me a for to have a of termener for of him by the tenth day of this In obedience there untoI all our to meet on 7th day of this there mett but three membersI again all to meet on the 9th daythen there mett a [?] number of them. After for two or three times that dayand when they Charles Drury by namebring and week .
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Most Hond Sr Nansemd May ye 15 1718 After my duty these [Coms?] to acquaint yor Honr. of what our Court has dun wth the prisoner in our County Comited for murder: I Suppose yor Honr Has not for got that you gave me a Comission for to Somn & have a Court of Oyer & termener for ye tryall of him by the tenth day of this Instant: In obedience there unto: I Somd: all our Court to meet on ye 7th day of this Instant: & there mett but three members: I again Somd all to meet on the 9th day. & then there mett a bove [a bare?] number of them. After Sending for two or three times that day: and when they Came: Charles Drury by name: bring Sick and week Refused to take the oath: So that there was nothing dun then: but a peace of paper writt: that I have heare Inclosed Sent yor Honr: & ye time then being Expired I Could not Somn: to any other day: & if it had not: and I had Somd: them again: it would bin ye Same thing: we have Shuch a Small Court: and most of them ayling: & ye Rest Careless: that it is a most unpossible to git a Court: without we have more members or Sum other Corse taken: it was ye Same thing for a Court of Clames: they would not meet: to ye great Damage of Severall in our County: [Futage?] of my Selfe: and now a poor person in prisson: ma: be in no fault: & his Master: making a [grevos?] Complaint ye Court making no Return: but leaving all things as they found them: I thought it my duty to give yor Honr: an Accot: of itt: & has Sent the former Comission: & prays yor Honr: [to? paper damaged] grant another: against the Same person: or other [wise?, paper damaged] direct what is yor pleasure to Have dun by yor most [Humble Srvt.?] Tho Jordan Junr