Court of Oyer and Terminer in Henrico County 1800

Title: Proceedings of a Court of Oyer and Terminer in Henrico County

Date: 1800

First name: Gabriel

Last name: Prosser

Subject: The Court valued Slave Gabriel at 150 pounds

Source: Governor’s Office, Letters Received, James Monroe, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia



At a Court of Oyer and Terminer held for the County of Henrico at the Courthouse on Monday the sixty day of October 1800 for the trial of Gabriel a Negro Man Slave the property of Thomas Henry Prosser of the said County Charged with Conspiracy and Insurrection.


Present Miles Selden, Hezekiah Henley, Benjamin Goode, Richard Adams, Pleasant Young husband and George Williamson Gent. Justices


The said Negro Man Slave Gabriel was set to the Bar in Custody and being Arraigned of the premises plead Not Guilty whereupon sundry Witnesses were charged sworn and Examined and the said prisoner fully heard in his defense by James Rind Gent Counsel assigned him by the Court.  On Consideration whereof it is the Unanimous Opinion of the Court that the said Negro man Slave Gabriel is Guilty of the Crime with which he stands accused and for the same that he be hanged by the Neck until he be dead and that Execution of this Sentence be done and performed on him the said Gabriel on tomorrow being the seventh Instant at the usual place of Execution.


The Court valued the said Negro Slave Gabriel to One hundred and fifty pounds—


The Minutes of the a foregoing Trial and proceedings were signed



                                                                                                     “Miles Selden

                                                                                                     “Hez. Henlley

                                                                                                     “Benja. Goode

                                                                                                     “P. Younghusband

                                                                                                     “Geo. Williamson”




                                                                                                      Adam Craig C.C.