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Collection Reference Number GLC08884
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1784 
Title Appointment of commissioners for Augusta County, Virginia
Date 1 January 1784
Author Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Harrison, Governor of Virginia, appoints Commissioners "for the purpose of trying, condemning and executing, or otherwise punishing and acquitting, any slave committing a capital crime within the said County..." Appoints James Powell Cocke, John Givens, John [Tatespin?], and Charles Cameron [spelled Cammeron] as Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer for the trial of slaves in Augusta County. Affixed to a cardboard page.
Subjects African American History  Military History  Slavery  Slave Rebellion  Crime  Death Penalty  Judiciary  
People Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901)  Cocke, James Powell (1748-1829)  Cameron, Charles (1753-1826)  Givens, John (1757-1798)  
Place written Richmond, Virginia
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859