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Thornley, George, Estate of : Public Claim

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At a Court held for Louisa County at the Courthouse on monday the 11th day of June 1838 for the trial of Randolph a negro man slave the property of the Estate of the late George Thornley dec'd of said County charged with murdering the said George Thornley the called Court for whose trial failed to meet. Present - The Commonwealth Justices, to wit: James Michie, Archibald Anderson, Charles Y. Kimbrough, John L. Collins, and Charles B. Hopkins. The Court being opened the prisoner was set at the bar in custody of the jailor of said Court and George W. Trice was assigned as counsel for said prisoner, and the said prisoner being arraigned pleaded Not Guilty. Whereupon the Court after hearing the evidence are unanimously of Opinion that the said prisoner is Guilty, and it is ordered by the Court that the prisoner be remanded to the Jail there to remain until this 13th day of July next, and that he be on that day taken by the Sheriff of this County to the Public Gallows between the hours of ten o'clock in the morning and four o'clock of the afternoon, and by the said Sheriff be hanged by the neck until he be dead, and the court doth value the said prisoner to six hundred and fifty Dollars, which is ordered to be certified to the Auditor of Public Accounts. A copy Teste, John Hunter C.L.C. Sept. 15th 1838. At a court held for Louisa County, at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th day of September 1838. On the motion of Thomas W. Trice who made oath according to law, and together with Anderson Trice his security who justified on oath as to his sufficiency, entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of four thousand dollars conditioned according to law, a certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration in due form on the Estate of George Thornley, dec'd. A copy teste, John Hunter C.L.C. Sept. 15th 1838