State v. Francis, a Slave

State v. Francis, a Slave

Lower Court

  • Putnam County


  • 1855


  • 440


  • 773


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 Williamson 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 that property of the said Abner M. Hall has been convicted of an assault and battery and whereas the said Abner M Hall in behalf of the said slave contemplates suing out of writ of Error to the supreme Court of said State, now the condition of this obligation is such, that if the said Francis shall be and appear whenever required so to do, and shall abide that final order, sentence and Judgment of the said Supreme Court in the premises, and if the said Abner M. Hall, shall and will and truly pay or cause or procure to be paid all the casts that shall and well accrue by reason of seeing out said writ of Error, then and from thenceforth this obligation shall be null and void else to remain in full force and virtue.

/Signed/ William A. Forward, Judge

State of Florida

Vs Indictment for assault and Battery

Francis a Slave

Be it remembered that a term of the Circuit Court of Putnam County to wit on the 18[th] day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty four, this cause came in to the into trial and then and there came James M Baker