State v. Luke, a Slave

State v. Luke, a Slave

Lower Court

  • St. Johns County


  • 1853


  • 440


  • 773


and provided and against the peace and dignity of the State of Florida. And the Jurors aforesaid upon this Oath aforesaid do further present that Luke the Slave aforesaid of the County aforesaid on the same Twentieth day of July in the year Eight Hundred and fifty one aforesaid with force and Arms in the County and State aforesaid Two Mules of the value of Two Hundred Dollars of the Goods and Chattels the property of another, to wit, of Joseph M. Hernandez then and there being unlawfully and maliciously did wound contrary to the form of the Statue in such case made and providing and against the peace and dignity of the State of Florida.

J.P. Saunders

Solicitor of said Court

On which same Bill of Indictment and the following Endorsements- to wit. In Circuit Court State of Florida _vs. _ Luke @ Slave_ Indictment, Maliciously wounding animals, a true Bill, George Carter Foreman, Witup Alex

Sam, Tony, Toby_Frank_ __Sanderson

Pled-not Guilty_Gould_McIntosh -- Dist attys and affirming to wit on Wednesday the 5[th] day of November 1851-Present the Honorable Thomas Douglas, Judge.

The State of Florida


Luke Slave

Indictment_ Maliciously wounding animals and now at this comes John P. Sanderson Solicitor who prosecutes the plea of the State of Florida in this behalf and also comes Luke a Slave who stands Indicted for Maliciously wounding animals and who being assigned on the same, is the same, pleads, not Guilty and thereupon came a Jury to wit. Stephen Annan. John Masters, Gabriel Masters, Batolo Signi, Antonio Cameron, E.J. Mcdicis,