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Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901) [Appointment of Commissioners for Augusta County, Virginia]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08884 Author/Creator: Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1 January 1784 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28.8 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: 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.

People: Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
Cocke, James Powell, 1748-1829
Cameron, Charles, 1753-1826
Givens, John, 1757-1798

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: African American HistoryMilitary HistorySlaverySlave RebellionCrimeDeath PenaltyJudiciaryPresident

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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