State of Florida
Charles a Slave
In Hamilton Circuit Court, Indictment for an assault with intent to commit a rape on Zelpha Pennington Verdict Guilty
Defendants counsel moved the court in arrest of judgment on the ground that the indictment did not [?] that Zelpha Pennington was "a white woman"
On hearing the argument on the above motion, the Court entertaining a doubt as to the sufficiency a indictment, Certifies the same and sends the case to the Supreme Court of this State
George J. Hawkins
Circuit [?] of the Middle Circuit of Fla.