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At a court held for Madison County at the courthouse on Thursday the 16th day of December one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, for the trial of Chany a negro woman slave, the property of Henry Barnes of the said county of Madison, charged with felony. The prisoner aforesaid being again led to the bar of this court, and being arraigned of having on the fifth day of November last past, and likewise on divers other days and times before that day at the county aforesaid, and within the jurisdiction of this court, not having the fear of God before her eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigations of the Devil, and feloniously conspiring and attempting to murder Eliza Barnes wife of Henry Barnes of this county by poison, pleaded not guilty, William Smith was by the court assigned as counsel for the prisoner - whereupon sundry witnesses were sworn and examined as well on behalf of the commonwealth as the prisoner at the bar, and the arguments of counsel fully heard, the court are unanimously of opinion that the said prisoner is guilty of the offence of which she stands charged. Therefore it is considered by the court that the said Chany for the offence aforesaid, on Friday the 21st day of January next between the hours of ten o clock in the forenoon and three o clock in the afternon be hanged by the neck until she be dead; and that the sheriff of the county cause execution of this judgment to be done on the day aforesaid at the place of execution. And it is ordered to be certified to the auditor of publick accounts that the value of the said slave is settled at the sum of four hundred dollars. Copy Test Benjamin Cave CMC