State vs. Luke, a Slave

State vs. Luke, a Slave

Lower Court

  • St. Johns County

Date

  • 1853

Box

  • 440

Folder

  • 773

Transcript

Present, the Honorable Thomas Douglas, Judge.

The State of Florida

Vs.

Luke a Slave

Indictment, Maliciously wounding animals

Motion in arrest of Judgment.

The Motion was argued and Submitted: The Court not having time to Consider it, the same is Continued until the next term of this Court. And thereupon the following Recognizances were duly Entered to wit:

The State of Florida

Vs.

Luke a Slave

Indictment Maliciously wounding animals. On this Day personally appeared in open Court. Archibald F. Gould, Peter C. Lylstrd, Godfrey Foster and Sarnes Pillier, and acknowledged themselves to owe and stand indebted to the State of Florida, Each of them in the sum of one Thousand Dollars, good and Lawful money of the United States, to be made and levied of their respective Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements for the use of the State of Florida, if Luke, a Slave of Abraham Duport, who Stands Indicted for Maliciously wounding animals, and was found Guilty by a Jury, shall fail to perform the following Condition, that is to Say, that he the said Luke shall personally appear at the next term of this Court to be held in and for the County of St. Johns, then and there to consider to said Indictment, and not to Depart the Court without Leave, and to abide its Order and Decision, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. And afterwards, to wit: at a Regular Term of the Court held Monday the 23[rd] day of August AD 1852.

Present the Honorable Thomas Douglas, Judge.

The State of Florida

Vs.

Luke a Slave

Maliciously wounding animals & Now on this Day the said Luke, a Slave, was brought to the Bar of the Court by the Sheriff, and the Court being now sufficiently advised of and concerning the Motion in arrest of judgment and for a New trial, heretofore at the late Term of this Court, made by the prisoner, the same is overruled and Disallowed; Therefore, it is adjudged and Considered by the Court that the