State v. Charles, a Slave

State v. Charles, a Slave

Lower Court

  • Hamilton County


  • 1847


  • 473


  • 855


as well as the defendant is his our proper persons and the Court assigned to the Prisoner John Coleman Esqr. as his counsel whereupon the defendant pleaded not guilty, thereupon came a Jury, to wit William Deas, John G. Smith, George Johnson, Timothy Foller, Lewis Green, William Yearly, Daniel Boyd, Joshua H. Roberts, Parnell Cason Thomas Wright, Thomas J. [?], who being elected tried and sworn, that they would well and truly try and a true deliverance make between the state of Florida and the said Charles (a slave) and having heard the evidence were sent out of Court to consult of their verdict, and thereafter on the same day the said Jury came into Court and returned the following verdict, we the jury find the Prisoner guilty so say we all

Thursday October 22[nd] 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

The verdict of guilty having been rendered in this case, and a motion in arrest of Judgment having been made by the Counsel for the prisoner, on the grounds of insufficiency