State v. Luke, a Slave

State v. Luke, a Slave

Lower Court

  • St. Johns County


  • 1853


  • 440


  • 773


The State of Florida


Luke @ Slave

Indictments, Maliciously wounding Animals,

On this Day personally appeared in open Court. Archibald F. Gould, Peter C. Sylstra, Godfrey Foster and James Pillian, and acknowledged themselves to one and stand indebted to the State of Florida, each of them in the sum of One Thousand Dollars ong and lawful money of the United States is be made and living of their respective Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements for the use of the State of Florida, if Luke, a Slave of Abraham Dupont, who stands indicted for Maliciously wounding Animals, and was found Guilty by a Jury, shall fail to perform the following condition, that is to say that he the same Luke, shall personally appear at the next Term of this Court to be held in and for the County of St. Johns - then and there to answer to same Indictments and not is depart the commitment and to abide its order and decisions, then this obligation is be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue, and virtue, and attorney to wit on a Regular Term of the Court held Monday the 23 day of August AD1852.

Present the Honorable Thomas Douglas, Judge

The State of Florida

Vs. Maliciously wounding Animals

Luke @ Slave

Now on this day said Luke a Slave was brought to the bar of the Court by the Sheriff and the Court being sufficiently advising of and concerning that motion in arrest of Judgment and for a new Trail heretofore at the next Term of this Court made by the Prisoner the same is overruled and disallowed, therefore. It is adjudged and considered.