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State vs. Francis, a Slave

State vs. Francis, a Slave

Lower Court

  • Putnam County

Date

  • 1855

Box

  • 440

Folder

  • 773

Transcript

Court here shows.

First That the verdict was contrary to evidence

Second That the verdict was contrary to Law.

Third Because State has failed to allege in the indictment with sufficient certainty that Francis is a slave or free person of color, it does not allege that she is the property of any person.

Fourth That the prisoner is not subject to indictment under the act of 1832, but should be punished before a justice of the peace under the act of 1828.

Fifth The prisoner is not subject to indictment under the last clause of the act of 1828 inasmuch as the indictment no where alleges that the assault was committed upon a white person.

/Signed/ Mcqueen McIntosh

Motion in arrest denied

State of Florida

Vs. Assault and Battery

Francis a Slave

And now on this day comes in to Court Abner M. Hall, Charles G. Lynch and William W. Dalton and acknowledged themselves to be personally indebted to the State of Florida each in a certain sum of money to wit: the said Abner M. Hall in the sum of five hundred dollars the said Charles G. Lynch in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars and the said William W. Dalton in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to be levied of their respective lands and tenements, goods and chattels. The condition of which obligation is such that whereas at the present term of this Court, Francis a slave the property of the said.