Court Document Or Legal Document, John Crew, Slaveholder Vs William Christian, May  20, 1786
Court Document Or Legal Document, John Crew, Slaveholder Vs William Christian, May  20, 1786


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American Revolutionary War ➔ Court Document Or Legal Document, John Crew, Slaveholder Vs William Christian, May 20, 1786

Identifier:
147189
Description:
Order to seize goods and chattels of William Christian for selling Negro of John Crew. Transcription of document:THE commonwealth of Virginia to the sheriff of_______________county, greeting: You are hereby commanded, that of the goods and chattels of William Christian in your bailiwick, you cause to be made twenty two pounds nineteen Shillings and two pence also two thousand five hundred and fifty pounds of gross tobacco and fifty shillings, or five hundred pounds of tobacco, which to John Crew late in the General Court were adjudged as well for his damages which he sustained on occasion of the said William Christians seizing and selling of a Negro the property of the said John Crew contrary to law______as for his costs by him about his suit in that behalf expended, whereof the said William Christian is convict as appears to us of record. And that you have the fame before the Judges of the said General Court, at the courthouse in the city of Richmond, on the eighth day of October court next, to render unto the said John Crew of the damages and costs aforesaid. And have then there this writ, Witness Paul Carringnton, Esq: Chief Justice of the said court, at Richmond, the 27th day of April 1786, in the 10th year of the commonwealth. John Brown....(can't make out the final letters in the judge's name/JAL/3-21-2000
Date:
1786
Materials:
Paper
Dimensions:
6.5" h 8.25" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Museum Collection
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