State vs. Francis, a Slave

State vs. Francis, a Slave

Lower Court

  • Putnam County

Date

  • 1855

Box

  • 440

Folder

  • 773

Transcript

State of Florida

Vs.

Francis a Slave

On this day comes the said defendant by McQueen McIntosh Attorney and moves the Court to arrest the Judgment afore entitled cause and for new trial and for cause therefore to the court here shows

1st That the verdict was contrary to evidence

2[nd] That the verdict was contrary to Law

3[rd] Because State has failed to allege in the indictment with sufficient certainty the Francis is a Slave or free person of color it does not allege that she is the property of any person.4[th] The prisoner is not suspect to indictment under the act of 1832, but should be punished before a justice of the Peace under the act of 1828.

5[th] The prisoner is not suspect to indictment under the last clause of the act of 1828 in as much as the indictment nowhere alleges that the assault was committed upon a white person.

/Signed/ McQueen McIntosh

Attorney for prisoner

Motion in arrest denied

State of Florida

Vs Assault and Battery

Francis a Slave

And now on this day come in to Court Abner M. Hall, Charles G Lynch and Williamson W Dalton and acknowledged themselves to be personally indebted to the State of Florida each in a certain sum of money to wit the said/