The Resource Sussex County (Va.) Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Trial of Sinner, a Negro Slave, Sussex County

Sussex County (Va.) Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Trial of Sinner, a Negro Slave, Sussex County

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Sussex County (Va.) Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Trial of Sinner, a Negro Slave, Sussex County, 1754 May 22
Title
Sussex County (Va.) Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Trial of Sinner, a Negro Slave, Sussex County
Inclusive dates
1754 May 22
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Language
eng
Summary
Sussex County (Va.) Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Trial of Sinner, a Negro Slave, Sussex County, 1754 May 22. The document provides for the establishment of a commission to try a slave accused of the murder of another slave and insurrection. The slave was the property of John Leath of Sussex County. He was accused of plotting and conspiring the murder of Robin, a slave owned by John Smith of Sussex County
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Sussex County was named for the English county, and was formed from Surry County in 1753.
  • In 1748 the General Assembly passed "An Act directing the Trial of Slaves committing Capital Crimes, and for the more effectual Punishing Conspiracies and Insurrections of, and for the better Government of, Negroes, Mulattoes, and Indians, Bond or Free."
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Sussex County (Va.) Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the Trial of Sinner, a Negro Slave, Sussex County
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia under accession number 27940
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Sussex County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001571079
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative)
Type of unit
leaves.

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