The Terrority of Florida v. Caesar, a Slave

The Terrority of Florida v. Caesar, a Slave

Lower Court

  • Franklin County


  • 1840


  • 482


  • 853


County aforesaid with force and arms, feloniously was present aiding assisting and abetting the said Sam Jones otherwise called Hunter the felony aforesaid to do and commit. And so the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do say that the said Sam Jones otherwise called Hunter and the said Caesar the said Robert Herron in manner and form aforesaid feloniously, willfully and of their malice aforethought did kill & murder, against the peace and dignity of the Territory of Florida.

William H. Brockenbrough, U.S.D.A.

Attorney prosecuting for said Territory.

In the name of the Territory of Florida

To the Marshal of the Apalachicola district greeting:

You are hereby commanded to take Sam Jones alias Hunter and Caesar and him safety keep, so that you may have his body before the Judge of the Superior Court of Franklin County, to be held in the city of Apalachicola, [?], to answer the Territory of Florida, of an Indictment prepared against him at the December term A.D. 1839 of said Court, for murder and have then there this writ. Witness Geo F. Baltzell Clerk of our said Court at Apalachicola, this the ninth day of the independence of the United States the sixty fourth year. Geo Baltzell clerk

(Endorsed) Executed on the body of Caesar Hunter not found. 9[th] December 1839 Pol Marshal

By his deputy N Baker.

Afterwards, to wit, on the eighth day of the same term the said Caesar/ a slave/ who stands indicted for murder was led to the Bar in custody of the Marshal and thereof arraigned and pleaded not guilty to the indictment, and for his trial put himself upon Geo and the Coun