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Samuel Bant, James Ford, and Rob[er]t Mitchell, Judgment against John Ferguson, 25 September 1817

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To any constable thereof and to the Keeper of the common Goal of the Said County

These are to charge and command you the Said constable In the name of the people of the State of New York forthwith to carry and deliver in to the custody of the said Keeper of the Said Gaol the body of John Ferguson Son of Gilbert Ferguson this day brought before us Samuel Bant James Ford & Robert Mitchell Esquires Justices of the peace in and for the said county by Jonathan Kennicutt a constable a constable of Said county and charged upon The oath of Charles Brockway with having felloniously stolen Taken and carried away a certain Sheep commonally called a Ram the proper goods and chattle of one Russel Wills Esquire of the town of Mayfield in Said County and we the said Justices having duly heard the proof and allegations as well on the part of the people as the Said John Ferguson of the crime so alledged against Him in the said complaint and have considered and Ajudged that he forthwith pay to us the said Justices the Sum of twenty five dollars as a fine Imposed on him for The offence aforesaid or to Stand committed to the common Goal aforesaid untill the said fine shall be by him paid or for six callendar months from the date hereof for which cause you the said Keeper are here by required To receive the said John Ferguson in to your custody in The said Goal & him there safely keep un till the said sum of twenty five dollars shall be paid or Be from thence duly discharged and delivered By due course of Law

Given under our Hands & seals at the town of Broadalbin in the Said county this twenty fifth day of September In the Year one thousand eight hundred and Seventeen

Samuel Brent Justice

James Ford

Robt Mitchell

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Source: N-Ar New York State Archives
Collection: Attorney General Papers (N-Ar)
Series: Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)