Justus R. Fortune v. City of Tallahassee

Justus R. Fortune v. City of Tallahassee

Lower Court

  • Leon County


  • 1849


  • 473


  • 854


That the said Declaration and the matters therein contained are sufficient in law for the said plaintiff to have and maintain his aforesaid action thereof against the said Defendant, therefore it is considered by the Court that the said demurrers by overruled and that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant such damages as he hath sustained by occasion of the Trespass in the Declaration mentioned, which damages are to be ascertained by a Jury at the next Term. And afterwards, to wit, on the 29[th] day of March, A.D. 1849, an entry appears upon the Minute Book of said Circuit Court in the words and figures following to wit

Justus R. Fortune Plaintiff

Vs. In case

City of Tallahassee Defendant

This day came the Plaintiff by his Attorney and thereupon cause a Jury, to wit. William Johnson, H.J. Blocker, James Tompkins, William H. Francis, John H. Shelee, Charles Gause, T. W. Harris Young, A. Johnson, Charles A. Nash, Fellows H. Hall, Albert Bestrich + Joseph B. Christie, who being elected tried and sworn to inquire of damages in this cause, upon their oaths returned the following verdict, "We the jury find for the plaintiff one hundred dollars." Therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recovers against the said defendant the sum of one hundred dollars, his damages by the jurors assessed as aforesaid and his cost by him.