State v. Charles, a Slave

State v. Charles, a Slave

Lower Court

  • Hamilton County


  • 1847


  • 473


  • 855


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

Judge [?]

Circuit [?] of the Middle Circuit of Fla.