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Edenton District Superior Court of Law & Equity

Shebboleth Dring (1783-1784)

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State of North Carolina}
     To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting. You are hereby commanded to take the body of Joseph STOW late of your County. Yeoman (if to be found in your Bailiwick) and him safely keep so that you have him before the Judges of the Superior Court of Law and Equity, to be held for the District of Edenton at the Court house in Edenton on the first day of May next; then and there to Answer Shibboleth DRING (who sues by his Father and next friend) of a Plea wherefore with force and arms he made an assault upon the said Shibboleth & him did beat wound and evilly treat so that his life was greatly dispared. Damages one hundred pounds Specie.  herein fail not; and have you there this Writ. Witness Blake BAKER Clerk of the said Court at Edenton the XIth day of November in the IXth year of the Independence of America Anno Domini 1784.
     /s/ Blake BAKER CS CLK

[On the back of this page is written: S. DRING & Guardn vs J. STOW; Writ of Assault; Edenton Supr Co. May Term 1785; Executed & agreed so says Joshua PERKINS, DShff.]

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State of North Carolina}
     To the Sheriff of Currituck County Greeting.  You are hereby commanded to take the Body of Joseph STOW late of your County Yeoman (if to be found in your Bailiwick) and him safely keep so that you have him before the Judges of the Superior Court of Law and Equity to be held for the District of Edenton at the Court House in Edenton on the first day of November next then and there to answer Shibboleth DRING (by his Father and next friend) of a Plea wherefore with force and arms he made an assault upon the said Shibboleth DRING and him did beat wound and evilly treat so that his life was despaired of & To his Damage One hundred pounds Specie.  herein fail not and have you then and there this Writ. Witness John GRAY Clerk of our said Court at Edenton the 24th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty three.
     /s/ John GRAY CSC

[On the back of this page is written: S. DRING by his father & next Friend vs. J. STOW; Writ of Assault; November 1783 Edenton; Issued 19th Sept 1783; Not to be taken so sais Thos FARROW, DS; W. CUMMING, Atty]

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State of North Carolina}
     To the Sheriff of Currituck County, Greeting.  You are hereby commanded to take the Body of Joseph STOW late of your County Yeoman (if to be found in your Bailiwick) and him safely keep, so that you have him before the Judges of the Superior Court of Law and Equity, to be held for the District of Edenton at the Court-House in Edenton on the first day of November next; then and there to answer Shebboleth DRING (who sues by his Father and next Friend) of a Plea wherefore with force and arms he made an assault upon the said Shebboleth & him did beat wound and evilly treat so that his life was greatly despaired of & Damage One hundred Pounds Specie. Herein fail not; and have you there this Writ.
     Witness John GRAY Clerk of the said Court, at Edenton this XIth Day of May in the VIIIth Year of the Independence of America, and Anno Domini 1784.

Issued this (Blank) day of 178(Blank)
     John GRAY Clk SC

[On the back of this page is written: S. DRING & Guardn vs J. STOW; Writ of Assault; Nov. Term 1784 Edenton; Not to be found in My Bailwick so says Jno. MERCER, DShf, Currituck]

[SOURCE: Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS); Edenton District Superior Court Estates Records 1756-1806; MARS ID: 398.6.192 (Box); Microfilm C.201.1905430]

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