State v. Charles, a Slave

State v. Charles, a Slave

Lower Court

  • Hamilton County


  • 1847


  • 473


  • 855


Pennington in the peace of God and the State of Florida, then and there being did make an assault and her the said Zilpha Pennington did then and there beat, bruise wound and [?] with intent her the said Zilpha Pennington violently, and against her will then and there feloniously to [?], and carnally know, and other wrongs to the said Zelpha Pennington then and there did to the great damage of the said Zelpha Pennington, against the form of statues in such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the state of Florida

Thos. Jeff [?]

Solicitor for the Middle Circuit of the State of Florida prosecuting for said state

And the said Bill of Indictment is endorsed "A True Bill, Wm. M Reid Foreman

And Wednesday October 21[st] A.D. 1846 Present his Honor George S. Hawkins Judge

State of Florida


Charles a slave

Indictment for an assault with intent to commit a rape

This day came as [?] the solicitor for the State of Florida