State v. Francis, a Slave

State v. Francis, a Slave

Lower Court

  • Putnam County


  • 1855


  • 440


  • 773


In Circuit Court

Eastern Circuit of Florida

Fall Term 1853

State of Florida


Francis a Slave

Putnam County to wit. The Grand Jury of the State of Florida empanelled and sworn diligently to enquire and true presentments make in and for the body of the County of Putnam upon their oath present, that Francis late of said county, a slave, on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty three, with force and aims, in the county aforesaid, in and upon one Amelia Hundley, in the Peace of God, and said State, there and then leaving, did make an assault and her the said Amelia Hundley thru and then did fear wound and ill heat and other wrongs to the said Amelia Hundley then and thru did to the great damage of her, the said Amelia Hundley. Contrary to the form of the statues in such case made and provided and against the peace dignity of the state of Florida.

L.H.G. Rogers

Sign the above as prosecutor

Sign James H. Hundley

The State of Florida.

Eastern Judicial Circuit Court of Putnam County. To the Sheriff of Putnam County, Presiding:

You are hereby commanded to take Francis a slave and have her body before the Judge of the Circuit Court of said County or the court house in the town.