Matilda Bedford Indicted for Negligence Towards her Slaves' Welfare

Subject

Enslaved People

Source

(1) Lauderdale County, Alabama Circuit Court Records, 1843-1850, p. 361
(2) Lauderdale County, Alabama Circuit Court Records, 1843-1850, p. 404

Contributor

Lee Freeman

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Language

English

Type

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Identifier

(1) Matilda_Bedford_Indicted_I_(2).jpg
Matlida_Bedford_Indicted_II_(1).jpg
(2) Matilda_Bedford_Nol_Prosequi.jpg

Text

(1) ranscription: Docket no. 4888. The Grand Jury this day came into Court under charge of their bailiff and brought with them a bile [bill] of indictment against Mathilda Bedford for failing to provide & furnish her slaves with a sufficiency of healthy and substantial food and {necessay?} clothing [endorsed?] a true bile [bill]. Jas H. Witherspoon foreman of the Grand Jury
(2) Friday, April 6, 1849

Docket no. 844

[Court] that the State of Alabama [recover?] said fine and cost as well of said security [as?] of said defendant,

The State of Alabama vs. Matilda Bedford

Came the solicitor who prosecutes in behalf of the Court and ask [sic] leave of the Court to enter a nol prosequi in this cause[.] It is therefore considered by the Court that the defendant be [hereof?] discharged and go hence

Nol prosequi: From nolle prosequi, Latin for "will no longer prosecute," a legal phrase meaning charges have been dropped against a defendant.

Original Format

Paper

Files

Matilda Bedford Indicted I (2).jpg
Matilda Bedford Indicted II (1).jpg
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Collection

Citation

“Matilda Bedford Indicted for Negligence Towards her Slaves' Welfare,” Shoals Black History, accessed December 7, 2019, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/783.

Item Relations

Item: Jeff Bedford, former enslaved person dcterms:relation This Item