COURT ORDERS - CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA BOOK NINE  1792 - 1794

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                      COURT ORDERS - CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA
                             BOOK NINE  1792 - 1794



7 AUGUST 1792
Pg 9  James Smith and Rhoda, his wife: Pltf vs William Smith; Def - In Case
    This day come the parties in to court in their proper persons, and the defendant
relinquishing his plea, saith that the slander committed by as charged in the plaintiff's
declaration, towit:"That the plaintiff's wife, Rhoda, is a nasty stinking strumpet," was spoken in
heat of passion, and he had no reason or cause for so saying. That he believes the plaintiff's
wife to be virtuous and chaste. Upon which confession, by consent of the plaintiff, this suit is
ordered to be dismissed.

3 SEPTEMBER 1792
Pg 19   James Adam, Guardian of Paul Sullivant and William Sullivant, orphans of William
Sullivant, dec'd, rendered his account against said orphan's estate.

    Levy Blankenship is appointed surveyor of the road, whereof Edmund Dunn was late
surveyor, and it is ordered that he, with the usual hands that work on the road under the said
Dunn, do forewith keep the same in repair, according to law.

Pg 23   Arthur Roberts, adm'r of Francis Roberts, dec'd; Pltf vs Dudley Brooke, Def - on a
petition on a protested order
    On hearing arguments made by the Plaintiff's atty, as the defendant in his proper person
and testimony of witnesses, it is considered by the court, that the Plaintiff recover against the
def,  2, current money, with legal interest from the 4th day of January 1776.

1 OCTOBER 1792
Pg 25   John Roberts, Guardian of Frances, Prudence, Bartlett and Thomas Roberts, orphans
of Francis Roberts, dec'd, rendered his account against said orphan's estate.

Pg 27   Mack Goode, Hillary Moseley, Moses Harrison and Edmund Moseley, or any three of
them, are appointed to settle and adjust the account current of the estate of George Broke,
dec'd, and that they report the same to the court.

Pg 29   BE IT REMEMBERED ....upon condition that the said Collier Hutchinson, his heirs,
exor's and adm'rs, shall save harmless and keep in dignity, the court of Mecklenburg from all
cost and charge that may arise for the support and maintenance of a female bastard child, by
him gotten upon the body of Sally Newal, of the sd county of Mecklenburg, his recognizance to
be void, else to remain in full force and effect.

        James Callicott and Susannah, his wife, formerly the widow of George
Brooke, dec'd, Plaintiff's vs Langston Bacon, adm'r of the estate of George
Brooke, dec'd; Bibby Brooke, Thomas Brooke and Travis Brooke, sons and
infants of George Brooke, dec'd, Defendants - a suit in Chancery
    On the motion of Langston Bacon, he is appointed special guardian for Bibby, Thomas
and Travis Brooke for purpose of this suit.  Ordered that a division of the slaves, (except a negro
named Black Sall), and personal estate belonging to George Brooke, dec'd, in the possession of
the defendant Bacon, as adm'r of the sd George Brooke, who died intestate, so far as respects
the dower of the sd pltf, Susannah, as in the bill mentioned, be made in a fair and equable
manner, that is to say, one third of the slaves, John, Bib, Will, Sall, Rosa, Hannah, Lucy, Joane
and Edmund, and one third of the personal estate, as her distributable share, after allowing a
sufficiency of the personal estate to pay the debts of the intestate, be allocated and assigned to
the sd Plaintiffs, James Callicott and Susannah, his wife, late the widow and relict of the sd
George Brooke, dec'd, as her reasonable dower.
    And it is ordered that Mack Goode, Hillary Moseley, Moses Harrison and Edmund
Moseley, Junr, or any three of them, do make and partition an allotment thereof, and report the
same to this court, with this interlocutory order, that a final decree may be made therein

    On a complaint of Prudence Foster, setting forth the cruel treatment by her husband,
Thomas Foster. it appearing to the court, that the sd Prudence is a poor, friendless person, it is
ordered, Thomas Mallory, Gent. shall inform and prosecute a writ for the sd Prudence, against
the sd husband Thomas for alimony, and that the sheriff execute whatever processes may be
necessary therein.

3 DECEMBER 1792
Pg 47   On the motion of Thomas Lea, he is appointed guardian of Thomas Brooke, orphan of
George Brooke, dec'd, he giving security, whereon he together with Josiah Foster, William
Thweatt and Jacob Moseley, his securities...

    Bibby Brooke, orphan of George Brooke, dec'd, came into court, and being of lawful age
for the purpose, made choice of John Lea, as his guardian, who is accordingly appointed.
Whereon he together with Josiah Foster, William Thweatt and Jacob Moseley, his securities . . .

7 JANUARY 1793
Pg 50   On the motion of James Callicott, he is appointed guardian of Travis Brooke, orphan of
George Brooke, dec'd, he giving security, whereon he together with Moses Harrison, his security
. . .

4 MARCH 1793
Pg 57   James Davis and Sarah his wife, formerly the widow of Thomas James, dec'd, Thomas
Hugh James and John James, sons of the sd Thomas James, dec'd, and Barkley James, infant
son of Thomas James, dec'd, by John Rawlins, his guardian, and John Callicott & Sarah his
wife, daughter of sd Thomas James,dec'd; Plaintiffs vs James Barnes, adm'r of Thomas James,
dec'd; Defendant - A suit in Chancery
    It is directed and ordered that a division of the slaves named Frances, Bettie, Hannah,
Sam, James and Rosa, a child; together with the personal estate of Thomas James, who died
intestate, so far as respects the dower of the sd Plaintiff, Sarah, in the bill mentioned, be made
in a fair and equable manner, that is to say, one third of the slaves, and one third of the personal
estate, as her dower, the remaining two thirds in equal division to George James, Thomas Hugh
James and John James; to John Rawlins, as guardian of Barkley James; and to John Callicotte,
in right of his wife, Sarah, all sons and daughters of Thomas James, the intestate.
    And it is ordered that Mack Goode, Hillary Moseley, Edmund Moseley and Langston
Bacon, or any three of them, do make and partition an allotment thereof, and report the same to
this court.

Pg 57   (A suit in Debt)
. . . Levy Blankenship came into court (as bailment) for the defendant Nelson Calvert.

        Jonah Alladay, Plaintiff vs John Baynes, Isaac Roach and John
Jackson, Defendants - In a trespass of assault & Battery
On the motion of the defendant that Isaac Roach and John Jackson are material witnesses in
this cause, and are about to join the Federal Army as soldiers..... A commission is awarded the
defendant Haynes to take the depositions of the sd Jackson and Roach.

7 MAY 1793
Pg 82   Mary Adler, Plaintiff vs Francis Theric, Defendant - on a writ of dower.
    The defendant by his atty, come and defends the form and injury of the action and for
plea saith the defendant ought not to have and maintain her sd action against him, because the
sd Plaintiff was never joined in lawful matrimony with the said Frederick Adler, and of this puts
himself upon the county, whereof he pleads judgment to the court...to which plea the Plaintiff
replies generally. Therefore on motion of the def, & by consent of the atty for the Plaintiff...the
judgment obtained in the office by set aside.

27 MAY 1793
Pg 89   A court held for the trial of Mercer, a negro man slave belonging to William
Ryan...charged with preparing poisonous medicines, to take the life of Elizabeth Moseley...heard
in his own defense...not guilty

3 JUN 1793
Pg 90   Elizabeth Watson, dec'd...the account current of the estate of the sd Elizabeth by Dudley
Brooke, adm'r was this day reported and ordered to be recorded.

Pg 94   William Haney, Plaintiff vs David Blankenship, Defendant - on a petition by bill
    It appearing by the sheriff's return that the defendant is not a resident of this county,
therefore the suit abates

18 JUNE 1793
Pg 97   A court held for the trial of Tom, a negro man slave belonging to John Hart, charged
with being guilty of possessing and exhibiting poisonous medicines to be administered to the
family of John Spenser, and to a negro woman named Hannah, belonging to Little Joe Morton.
(The court finds the prisoner - Not Guilty).

1 JULY 1793
Pg 100  it appearing to the court, that Stephen Smith, neglected to take care of his son John
Smith, it is ordered the overseers of the Poor, of the Fourth District, bond out the sd John Smith
to Lyle Dabbs.
    On the petition of sundry inhabitants of this county for a bridge to built over Horse Pen
Creek, whereof Langston Bacon, Philip Goode, Stephen May and John Collier are appointed to
let the building of the same to undertakers; at the lowest bidder. To be maintained seven years,
and to built in such manner and form, and at such place, as they in their discretion may think
most convenient, and that undertakers be allowed for the same in laying the next county levy.

19 JULY 1793
Pg 102  A court held for the examination of Richard Pearl, who stands charged with feloniously
entering the dwelling house of Ambrose Lee on Tuesday the 2nd day of this instance, and taking
thereof, a blue broad clothe cloak, three pairs of breeches, one linen shirt & silver sleeve
buttons, two pairs of stockings, one pair of shoes and buckles, 18 shilling and one woman's hat,
also breaking and entering the night of the 10th of this instance, the meal house of James
Hamblett and taking thereof, a quantity of Meat, Meal and Soap. ( The court subsequently finds
the prisoner Guilty in form and manner as alleged, and he is remanded to the jail of Prince
Edward country for trial at District Court. The following depositions are recorded)
Depositions:
    Ambrose Lee, before the court, on oath saith that on Tuesday, the second day of July of
the present year, his house was robed(sic) between the hours of twelve o'clock and sunset of
the same day, of a blue broad clothe cloak, three pairs of breeches, one linen shirt & silver
sleeve buttons, two pairs of stockings, one pair of shoes and buckles, three silver dollars, one
woman's hat, one razor and case and a pair of knee buckles, which goods were delivered to him
at James Hamblett's, said to be taken from the prisoner, except the three dollars, which were
delivered to him by the prisoner himself, when in the custody of several persons ...of this present
month in the morning, and was informed by the sd Hamblett, that his meal house was broken
open the night before, and the said Hamblett requested the deponent to assist him in pursuing
the thief, which he did in accompany(sic) with several others. After pursuing with dogs some
distance, he with the company, came upon the prisoner, and found in his possession  a blue
broad clothe cloak, three pairs of breeches, one linen shirt & silver sleeve buttons, two pairs of
stockings, one pair of shoes and buckles, one woman's hat, a case and razor. Which articles
were claimed by Ambrose Lee as his property. Some little time before the company overtook the
prisoner, they found a pair of saddle bags, a joynt(sic) of bacon & a tin coffee pot, and a wallet of
Flower(sic). The prisoner being asked by some persons present, for the tools he made use of in
breaking open the meal house, he answered "They were in the wallet which contained the bacon
and flower". Further this deponent saith not.

5 AUGUST 1793
Pg 107  James Haynes Plaintiff vs Arthur Moseley, Defendant - in detinue
    A jury elected, sworn and examined, (includes John McCargo) upon their oath do say
that the defendant doth detain the negro man slave Ben, in the declaration mentioned, in
manner and form as the plaintiff against him hath alleged, that the said slave is of the value of 
100 and do assess the plaintiff damages occasioned of the detainment of the sd slave to 30.
Therefore, it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the defendant, the negro
Ben, if he be had, if not to be had 100, the value of the said slave and 20 damages.

3 SEPTEMBER 1793
Pg 123  John Roberts, guardian of Prudence Roberts, orphan of Francis Roberts, came into
court and produced a certificate in full, of the guardianship from the said Prudence and ordered
to be recorded.

Pg 124  Menoah Sullivant, guardian of Nancy Tucker, orphan of John Tucker, came into court
and produced a certificate in full, of the guardianship from Little Berry Sullivant who hath
intermarried with the said Nancy.

    An indenture between Levy Blankenship, of the one part and John Lee, on the other
part...Malinda, wife of the said Levy, being first sworn, relinquishes her right of dower.

5 OCTOBER 1793
Pg 130  A court held for the trial of Joseph Bell, who stands charged with feloniously stealing
from the Waggon(sic) of Little Joe Morton, on the road from Petersburg to Charlotte Court
House, sundry goods & merchandise, on or about the 12 day of September, last, the property of
Venable & Watkins, to the amount of  5, current money. it is considered by the court, that the
prisoner is not guilty of the crime whereof he stands charged.

20 NOVEMBER 1793
Pg 145  A court held to examine Thomas Ford, William Adams and Hezikiah Ford, who stand
committed to the common jail of this county, charged with the suspicion of combining,
confederating, aiding and abetting John Ford in maliciously and feloniously murdering Joseph
Rowton, in the lane of Culverin Ford, on Thursday the 7th day of this instance.
Depositions:
    Charles McKenny, before the court, on oath saith, that on Thursday, the 7th day of
November, last past, he was at the house of Joseph Rowton, on his way to Thomas Parson's.
Thomas Harvey and Joseph Rowton solicited him to go with them to Thomas Ford's mill, where
Thomas Ford had a negro man named Toney, against whom the said Thomas Haney had a
warrant. Accordingly this deponent with the said Harvey and Rowton started to go the said mill,
and when they had got into old Mr. Ford's laine(sic) they met the prisoners, John Ford, also
Thomas Ford,William Adams and Hezikiah Ford. The said Adams was armed with a gun and a
sword and the said John Ford with a gun. Upon their meeting, William Adams said to Thomas
Harvey, "God dam your soul, you have said you could whip me, and now I'm your man". He rode
by, got off his horse, and made use of the same expression. This deponent turned around and
told the said Adams, the said Harvey could do it in a minute, if he were to set about it. This
deponent then heard the prisoner, John Ford say to Thomas Harvey "Dam your soul, I'll blow
you through in a minute." This deponent then heard the gun cock and saw John Ford present his
gun at Harvey's breast. This deponent then cautioned the said John of any rash action. Thomas
Ford then smacked his fists together and said, "Dam you Joseph Rowton, now I can (or I will)
whip you.", and turned his foot over his horse's wethers, as this deponent thought, in order to get
down to put in execution, his threat. On which Rowton got down from his horse and made to
Thomas Ford, caught him by the coat. On which Thomas Ford turned his foot back over his
horse's wethers and flung himself in the saddle and called back and said something which this
deponent thought was calling for assistance, on which John Ford turned his gun from Harvey,
then stepped up to the back of Rowton, and shot him through. This deponent then addressed
himself to John Ford and asked him if it was not surprising that any man should protect such a
rascal as that negro, and bring matters to such a length. John Ford answered, "He bedammed if
he would not kill any man that threatened his life." and directly called William Adams for his
loaded gun, and stepped quickly towards the sd Adams, who as this deponent thought, handed
the sd John his gun. The sd John after receiving Adam's gun, turned himself around, upon
which this deponent told him that he had better go send for a doctor, or some assistance, for he
had already done more than he could answer for. The sd John replied that he be dammed if he
didn't kill any man that would threaten his life. This deponent asked John Ford if Joseph Rowton
had ever threatened his life, upon which Thomas Ford answered he had. This deponent told
him, Thomas Ford, he did not believe the said Rowton had ever said or thought of such a thing.
While the deponent was attending to the said Rowton, the prisoners, Adams, Hezikiah Ford and
John Ford went off. Rowton called on Thomas Ford not to charge him with such a thing, for he
was then on his death bed, or where he should die in a few minutes, if he was not quickly
removed, and that he had never threatened his, nor the life of any person, nor had he ever
thought of such a thing. Thomas Ford then went off for some Camphora at the request of this
deponent, but never returned while this deponent stayed, but sent the same by some other
person. Joseph Rowton lived something short of an hour after he was shot as aforesaid. On the
evening after Rowton's death this deponent heard Adams say his gun was not loaded, nor had
not been since she had been washed and greazed(sic) and further said he would not, neither did
he give John Ford his gun. This deponent told him that what he had seen, he would believe,
before him or any other man. He asked what was his (Adams) reason for not giving John Ford
his gun. The said Adams replied, " For fear he (John Ford) would shoot some person else. This
deponent replied, "That was the plain intent of the gun's being loaded, for John Ford might have
again loaded and discharged his own gun before he could have went twenty or thirty yards to get
Adams' gun, load and discharge it at any person. Further deponent saith not.

2 DECEMBER 1793
Pg 151  On the motion of John Patrick, and for reasons appearing to the court, it is ordered that
the fine imposed on him for not keeping up signboards at the fork of the road where he is
surveyor, is remitted.

6 JANUARY 1794
On representation of Overseers of the Poor, of the 1st District, that Nunally Baily, a poor orphan,
who was bound out to George Leonard, is ill treated and abused by his said master, ordered that
the sheriff summons the said Leonard to appear here in this court.

Pg 155  William Rowton Snr., being summonsed to this court, to contest the validity of the
nuncupative will of Joseph Rowton, dec'd, which is offered to be recorded, by Mary Rowton.
widow of the said Joseph . . . It is ordered, that the same be continued until next court, and on
the motion of the said Mary, alleging that Thomas Ford, who is in the District Jail of Prince
Edward, under criminal prosecution, is a material witness for her, to prove the testamentary
words, a detinue is awarded her to take the deposition of the said Thomas.
3 FEBRUARY 1794
Pg 159  The Overseers of the Poor, of the 1st District, appear in behalf of Nunally Baily....on
hearing sundry witnesses, it is ordered that said Overseers of the Poor, bind the said Nunally to
George Hayden.

4 MARCH 1794
Pg 166  Jonah Alladay, Plaintiff vs John Haynes, Isaac Roach and John Jackson
Defendants - a suit in a trespass of assault & Battery and false imprisonment.
Jury includes Levy Blankenship.

        Elizabeth Harvey, Plaintiff vs Henry Hines, Defendant - Upon a writ of
Dower.
    Jury includes Zachariah Brooke, and find for the plaintiff and does assess damages of
18, current money. Land located on the middle fork of Cub Creek, and now in the possession
of defendant.

10 APRIL 1794
Pg 176  A court held for trial of Robert Nappes Francis, late of the county of Buckingham, who
stands committed to the common jail, charged with suspicion of being guilty of feloniously
robbing the house of John Smith, of this county, on the 24th of November 1793, in the daytime,
in the forenoon of the said day, and stealing and carrying away from the said house, one
shotgun and two pistols & holsters, of the value of 5.
    The court finds him guilty and orders him committed to the District jail, to await trial in
the District Court of Prince Edward county.
Depositions:
    Sarah Burnes, on oath saith that on the 24th day of November, last past, in the forenoon
of the same day, the prisoner came to the house of John Smith, where she then lived, and the
said Francis informed her that he was condemned to be hung the last night. He had seen two
pistols in the said house the night before and had then come to take them, for he had
determined to do so when he first saw them. She had insisted of him, not to do so. But the said
Francis took the pistols with him, together with the holsters belonging thereto, also a gun which
was in the house.
Franky Cayse, on oath saith she happen on the home of John Smith on the 24th day of
November, last past (the rest of this deposition is illegible, being at the bottom of the page and
overexposed).

3 MAY 1794
Pg 182 . . . the said William Rowton as the said Mary Rowton by their attys, and the testimony of
sundry witnesses, it is considered by the court, that the said will is not sufficiently proved to be
established and recorded as a nuncupative will therefore the motion of the said Mary Rowton is
over ruled.

Pg 183  On the motion of John Daniel, Junr, Deputy Sheriff under Langston Bacon, it is ordered
that he be allowed to retain  3 out of the money arising from the sale of a negro woman
(illegible) under the order of sale Obediah Brookfield vs Francis Theric, being his expenses for
supporting the said property forty-eight days  Also, it is ordered that he be allowed to retain four
shillings out of the money arising from the sale of a horse under the order of sale, Israel Beasley
vs Richard M. Booker, being his expenses for supporting the said horse four days.

16 MAY 1794
Pg 194  A court held for trial of Moses, a negro man slave, the property of Philip King, who
stands committed to the common jail, charged with suspicion of being guilty of feloniously
breaking and entering the dwelling house of Rubin Johnson Junr, of this county, on Sunday the
2nd day of March, last past, about midday,  and stealing thereof a close body'd elastic coat, a
waistcoat of striped Virginia cloth, one linen shirt, two pairs of breeches, one of casemin, the
other of Manchester Clothe, two pairs of cotton stockings, a red pockett book, one pair of mens
leather shoes, about two pounds of sugar, a (gas----) hair comb, and a pair of sleeve buttons, of
the value of  7.
    Richard N Venable is assigned by the court in his defense, and the court finds ". . .that
the said prisoner is guilty of stealing an old pair of breeches and a pair of stockings under the
value of 1.    Thereupon the prisoner prayed the benefit of clergy and to him it is granted. It is
ordered that he be led to the bar, and that he be burnt in the hand in open court, and that he
then be conducted to the common whipping post and receive thirty-nine lashes, on the bare
back, and that he then be discharged. It is commanded the sheriff, he cause execution thereof
to be done immediately.

2 JUNE 1794
Pg 195  It is ordered that Overseers of the Poor of the second district, bind out John Jackson,
son of Abby Jackson, to Thomas Scott, to learn the trade of a blacksmith, and that the schooling
of the said Jackson be dispensed with.

Pg 196  On the motion of Mary Rowton, certificate is granted her for obtaining letters of
administration of the estate of Joseph Rowton, dec'd, her late husband.

Pg 201  It is ordered that the sheriff pay to William Brooks, Post Rider, the sum of two dollars for
bringing up the Acts of Assembly, for the use of this county.

    The nuncupative will of John Collier, dec'd, certified by the Clerk of the Court of
Edgefield county, in the State of South Carolina, authenticated by Arthur Lumpkin, one of the
Justices of the Peace of the said county, was presented to this court and admitted to record.

Pg 205  The rates of liquors are appointed and set as follows:

West India Rum, by the Jill........................ 0/0/6
Wine, by the quart...................................... 0/4/0
French Brandy, by the Jill.......................... 0/0/6
Peach or Apple Brandy ............................. 0/0/6
Whiskey .................................................... 0/0/4
Cyder, by the quart ............................... ....0/0/4
Breakfast .................................................. 0/1/6
Dinner ............................................ ...........0/2/0
Lodgings for one night ............................ .0/0/6
Corn & Oats, by the Gallon ...................... 0/0/9
Fodder, by the pound ............................... 0/0/1
Pasturage, 24 hours ................................. 0/0/6
Stablage, 12 hours .................................... 0/0/4


7 JULY 1794
Pg 206  Isaac (-------), Captain of a patrole appointed to visit negro quarters, this day made
report of his divisions, which was passed by the court and ordered to be certified to be allowed in
the next County Levy.

Pg 207  On the motion of Hezikiah Turpin license is granted him to keep an ordinary at Rough
Creek Church, his security, Samuel Mathais.

26 JULY 1794
Pg 211  Both faces of this page are devoted to a court held to examine three men charged with
kidnaping two free mulatto children. An extract of the first examination will give the essentials,
since the same material is repeated in the two subsequent examinations.
A court held for examination of Beasley Hart, who stands committed to the common jail,
charged with stealing and feloniously assisting a certain Thomas and James Stewart of the
State of North Carolina, and the county of Parsons, in carrying off two mulatto boys, by the
names of Peter Tancey and Edmund Booker, children of Peggy Howell, a free mulatto, of the
county of Charlotte, on the night of the 20th of June, last past.
    The prisoner was fully heard in his defence (sic) by Clement Read, Gent, his attorney. It
is the opinion of the court the prisoner is guilty of the crime charged and he is remanded to the
District Jail to await trial in the district court of Prince Edward.
    James Moore, a witness before the court on oath saith, that he, with two others, went in
pursuit of persons who had taken two mulatto children from the house of Peggy Howell, in
Charlotte County. On the night of 18th of July, they apprehended Thomas Stewart at the house
of one, Windows, in Halifax county, from whence they proceeded to Mr. Isaac Coles, a Justice
of the Peace for the said county. As they conducted the said Thomas Stewart to Mr. Coles', he
was interrogated by this deponent about the manner of taking the said mulatto children. The
prisoner responded that on the night of the 20th of June, last past, he, the said Thomas, with a
certain James Stewart, went near to the house where the mulattos lived. James Stewart left the
said Thomas with the horses some distance from the house, while James should go into the
house and bring out the children. James sometimes after returned to him, the said Thomas, and
said (Illegible) . . . They then advance toward the house and met a man standing in the road with
the children, who said his name was John Raven. James Stewart asked the man (John Raven)
if he would sell these negroes. He replied, he would that he owed (James) Stewart something,
that it was all paid to twelve dollars, which (James) Stewart paid him. Raven gave (James)
Stewart a piece of paper, which he called a Bill of Sale, and that he, the said Thomas, put his
name to the paper as a witness, but it was so dark he could not read the paper. He then took
one of the negroes behind him, and James Stewart took the other and carried them to the house
of a certain James Fulkinson on the Holston River, from whence the said James Stewart took
the children with the intention of selling them, with a promise to return to the said Thomas, to
pay him his part of the money. This deponent further saith, a like confession was made in the
presence of Mr. Coles, and that no threats were made use of to extort a confession. Further
deponent saith not.

(Thomas Stewart is next examined and the court finds him guilty of the crime charged and he is
remanded to the District Jail to await trial in the district court. Caleb Hart, late of Halifax County
is examined and the court finds him Not guilty of the crime charged. The following witnesses
were bonded to appear at the District Court in  for the trial of Thomas Stewart: Beasley Hart,
Thomas Moore, James Moore, Archibald Campbell Taylor, Richard Bouldin, Richard Trayman
and William Stewart, the Court also orders summons be issue to James Sergeant, Richard
Sergeant,  Lavina Towers, Benjamin Long, overseers of Stephen Stewart, of Halifax County, as
witnesses for the Commonwealth)

Ordered that the Clerk certify to his Excellency, the Governor that Thomas Moore, Junr, was the
person who apprehended and secured in the jail of this county, Thomas Stewart, who appears
to be an associate with a certain James Stewart of the State of North Carolina, in stealing and
taking away two mulatto children of Peggy Howell, of this county.

4 AUGUST 1794
Pg 212  The Grand Jury returns two presentments, charging Captain Thomas Scott with
drunkenness and swearing four profane oaths at Charlotte Court House on the 13th of June,
last; and again 7th July, last past.

RULE JUDGMENTS AUGUST 1794
Pg 220  Allan Haddon, adm'r of Francis Haddon, Plaintiff vs William Burge, adm'r of
Drury Burge and William Burge, def - on a judgment obtained 5th November
1793.
    On the motion of the plaintiff, by his atty, it is considered by the court that the plaintiff
have execution against the defendant for  8,000, paper money, to be discharged by payment of
 66/13/4 current money, with legal interest thereon, from the 25th day of December 1782, being
the reduction of  4,000 paper money by the Scale of Depreciation for Debt.

1 SEPTEMBER 1794
Pg 229  On the complaint of Obediah Hendricks, setting forth his ill treatment by Matthew
Williams, his guardian, and praying the liberty of making choice of a new guardian, whereupon it
is ordered the Sheriff summons the said Williams to appear here at the next court, to show why
he ought not be suspended in his guardianship, and why a new one may not be appointed.

6 OCTOBER 1794
Pg 238  Davis James, Callicott et al, Plaintiffs vs James Barnes, adm'r of Thomas
James, dec'd, Defendant - a suit in Chancery, and an order of this court 4th day
of March 1793
    On the motion of the plaintiffs by their atty, that the Sheriff summons Mack Goode,
Hillary Moseley, Edmund Moseley and Langston Bacon, commissioners appointed, to appear
here in the next Court of Quarter Sessions, and there to show cause why they do not make
report agreeable to said interlocutory order.
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