September Term 1827
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And that he stand Committed in the Custody of the Sheriff of this County until said fine be paid or replevied or legally discharged. And for the Cost Execution may be done, And the defendant in Mercy &c.
Please held at the Court house in Shelbyville in and for the County of Shelby Before the honourable
B. F. Morris and John Sleeth and Joseph Davison associate Judges of the Shelby Circuit Court of the term of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty Seven Towit
The State of Indiana
Indictment for Assault and Battery
Be it remembered that heretofore, towit, at the term of the Shelby Circuit Court, Begun and held as aforesaid, at the Court house in Shelbyville in and for the County of Shelby aforesaid Before the honourable the Judges aforesaid, on the twenty Sixth day of September in the year one thousand Eight hundred and twenty Seven.
The grand Jurors for the State of Indiana, Empannelled, Sworn and Charged to enquire in and for the body of the County of Shelby, aforesaid, in the name and by the authority of the State of Indiana upon their oath present, that Joseph Furr late of Shelby County aforesaid, yeoman on the tenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty Seven, with force and armes, at the County of Shelby aforesaid in and upon one Abel Cole in the peace of God and State of Indiana, then and there being, and assault did make and him the said
Abel Cole then and there in a rude and angry manner, unlawfully did touch, strike, beat and wound, and other wrongs to him the said Abel Cole then and there did to the great damage of him the said Abel Cole Contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the State of Indiana.
James Whitcomb prosecuting Attorney fifth Judicial Circuit
And afterwards at the term of the Shelby Circuit Court, aforesaid, Begun and held as aforesaid, at the Court house in the town of Shelbyville in for the County aforesaid, Before the honourable the Judges aforesaid, on the twenty Sixth day of September one thousand Eight hundred and twenty Seven.
Comes Whitcomb who prosecutes the please of the State in this behalf, as well the defendant in his own proper person, who being arraigned upon the Indictment, and it being demanded of him how he will acquit himself of the charges Set forth in said Indictment, for plea thereto saith he is guilty in manner and form as he Stands Charged therein, and of this he throws himself upon the mercy of the Court. It is therefore considered by the Court, that the defendant do make his fine to the State of Indiana in the Sum of one dollar for the use of the public Seminary of the County of Shelby, And the State of Indiana recover of the defendant her cost and charges in this behalf laid out and Expended, and that the defendant Stand Committed in the Custody of the Sheriff of this County until Said fine be paid or replevied, or legally discharged. And as for the cost Execution may be done. And the defendant in mercy &c.
Transcribed by Barb Huff