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Trial of Jim (slave of Richard Porter)

September 19, 1831 –  Discharged


Jim a negro man slave the property of Richard Porter who stands charged with conspiring to rebel and make insurrection was this day set to the bar in custody of the jailor of this County (the Court summoned for his trial having failed to meet) and Meriwether B. Broadnax Attorney prosecuting for the Commonwealth filed an information against the prisoner and the Court doth assign James S. French Counsel for the prisoner in his defense, and the prisoner being arraigned of the premises pleaded not guilty to the information and sundry witnesses being sworn and examined it is the opinion of the Court that the prisoner is not guilty as on pleading he hath alleged and proclamation being made as the manner is and nothing further appearing or being alleged against the prisoner it is ordered that the prisoner be forthwith discharged from custody.




The Court doth allow James S. French ten dollars for his fee for defending Jim a negro slave belonging to Richd. Porter.


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