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Trial of Arnold Artes (free man of color)

September 5, 1831 –  Discharged


At a Court summoned and held for the County of Southampton on the fifth day of September 1831 for the examination of Arnold Artes a free man of color charged with counseling, advising and conspiring to rebel.


Present: Jeremiah Cobb, James D. Massenburg, Benjamin Griffin, James Trezevant and James W. Parker Gent.


The Court being thus constituted the above named Arnold Artes was set to the bar in custody of the Jailor of the County and sundry witnesses were sworn and examined and the prisoner by his counsel by the Court fully heard. The Court after hearing the testimony and from all the circumstances of the case are of opinion that the prisoner ought to be discharged from further prosecution for the offense, and it is ordered that the prisoner be discharged from custody.

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