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Minutes of the General Court of North Carolina
North Carolina. General Court
October 31, 1721 - November 02, 1721
Volume 02, Pages 446-448


North Carolina—ss.
Att a Genll Court of Oyer & Terminer held for the sd Province at the Genll Court House at Queen Ann's Creek in Chowan Precinct the 31st 8ber 1721 & Contd to the 2d Novr following

Prest Jno Blount, Robt West, & Jno Worley Esqrs

Jabez Allen & Wm Halsey being calld to answer the Complaint of Jno Arthur for stealing a Ram from him the sd Arthur and the sd Jabez Allen & Wm Hallsey being Examined & the Evidences heard. It is considerd by the Court that the sd Jabez Allen do immediately receive at the whipping Post thirty-one Lashes on his bare back and twenty one more to-morrow morning well laid on.

And forasmuch as the sd Halsey is accessory in the sd Theft it is considered by the Court that the sd Halsey do pay unto the sd Jno Arthur three Pound in satisfaction for the sd Ram or, Receive thirty one Lashes at the whipping post on his bare back. And that he give security for his good behaviour for twelve months

Wm Hallsey acknowledged himself to be indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King in the sum of twenty pounds & James ffarlow in the sum of Ten Pounds to be levyd upon their Lands & Tenemts goods & Chattells with Condition that the sd Wm Hallsey do well behave himself to all his Majs Leige People twelve months from hence coming & more especially towards the sd Jno Arthur then this Recog: to be void Else to remain in full force & Vertue

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Chas Wilks being calld to answer to an Indictmt found agst him by the Grand Jury faild to appear last Court & now also failing to appear Orderd that farther process do issue agst him for his appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court.

Mary Brinn being calld to answer to an Indictmt found agst her by the Grand Jury faild to appear last Court & now also failing to appear Orderd that farther process do issue agst her for her appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court

Abraham Spivey being bound by Recog. to appear at this Court to answer an Indictmt found agst him by the Grand Jury for mismarking hoggs appeard Orderd that he be continued upon the same Recog for his appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court with which the sd Abraham is Content.

Thos Spivey, Abrm Spivey Benjn Spivey & Jacb Spivey being bound by Recog. to appear here at this Court to answer an Indictmt found agst them by the Grand Jury for Hoggstealing appeard, Orderd that they be continued upon the same Recog: for their appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court with wch they are Content.

Jno Hassell being bound by Recog: to appear at ys Court to answer an Indictmt found agst him by the Grand Jury for prophane words appeard, Orderd that he be continued upon the same Recog: for his appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court, with which he is Content

Wm Alexander being calld to answer an Indictmt found agst him by the Grand Jury for fforgery faild to appear Ordd that he appear here the 3d day of the next Genll Court & answer the sd Indictmt

Paul Palmer & Joanna his wife being bound by Recog: to appear at the ys Court to answer to an Indictmt found agst them by the Grand Jury appeard Ordd that they be continued upon the same Recog: for their appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court with which they are Content.

Paul Palmer being bound by Recog to appear at this Court to answer to an Indictmt found agst him by the Grand Jury for a Misdemeanour. Appeard Orderd that he be continued upon the same Recog for his appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court with which he is Content.

Joanna Palmer being bound by Recog. to appear at this Court to answer to an Indictmt found agst her by the Grand Jury for a Rescons appeard. Orderd that she be continued upon the same Recog: for her appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court with which she is Content.

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Wm Norris being bound by Recog. to appear at this Court to answer to an Indictmt found agst him by the Grand Jury for forgery appeard Orderd that he be Contd upon the same Recog: for his appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court with which he is content

George Griffin being bound by Recon. for his appearance here at this Court to answer for a contempt appeard Orderd that he be continued upon the same Recog. for his appearance here the 3d day of the next Genll Court with which he is Content.

Orderd that Josph Spruill be Overseer of the Highway in the room of Thos Winn & of the same District

Adjourned to the next Court in Course