Random Record – State of Indiana vs. Henry Myers

Fayette Circuit Court, Complete Civil Order Book vol. A: 281 (Image courtesy of FamilySearch.org)

Fayette County (Indiana)
Circuit Court, Complete Civil Order Book vol. A: 281-282

State of Indiana }
vs. }
Henry Myers } On an Indictment for Larceny

Be it remembered that at the term of said
Court begun and held at Connersville in and for the said County of Fayette before the
Honorable the Judges aforesaid in Monday the nineteenth day of March A.D. 1821
By the oath of Stanhope Royster, foreman, David Melton, James Groendyke, Robert
McCormick, Ephraim Myers, Noah Pumphrey, John Melton, Joseph Justice, John
Hughes, Alanthn Curtis, Joshua Heizer, Moses Lockhart, Samuel Harlan and Wil-
liam Legg good and discreet householders of said County of Fayette It was presented
as follows to wit “State of Indiana Fayette Circuit Court in and for the County of
Fayette in the said State of Indiana of the term of March in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty one Fayette Circuit Fayette County SS.
The Grand Jurors for the said State of Indiana impannelled and sworn in the name of and
by and under the authority of the said State of Indiana in the said Fayette Circuit Court
and in and for the Bod of the said county of Fayette upon their oath presen that Henry
Myers late of said County of Fayette wheelwright on the twenty seventh day of
December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty with force
and arms at the County of Fayette aforesaid and within the jurisdiction of the said
Fayette Circuit Court three pair of cotton stockings of the value of three dollars
and seventy five cents of the personal goods of Jonathan Keny and John Tucker
and one silk shawl of the value of six dollars of the personal goods of the said
Jonathan Keny and John Tucker then and there being found feloniously did
take steal and carry away contrary to the form of the statute in such case made
and provided and against the peace and dignity of the said State of Indiana.
And whereas afterwards to wit at the Term of our said Court and on Tuesday
the second day of said term came as William W. Wick Esquire Attorney prose
-cuting the pleas of the State of Indiana and the said Henry Myers in his own
proper person who being arraigned upon the Indictment aforesaid and the same
being read to him and being demanded of him how he will acquit himself
for plea thereto he saith he is not guilty in manner and form as he stands charged

Fayette County Circuit Court, Complete Civil Order Book vol. A: 282 (Image courtesy of FamilySearch.org)

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therein and for trial thereof, he puts himself upon the County and the said prosecutor each so [?]
and thereupon the Sheriff, as he is commanded, brought into Court the following panel of good and
discreet householders of his Bailwick, to wit “Joshua Jones, Elnathan Cory, Jonathan Coleman
James Brownlee, James Dale, Jonathan John, Philip Louderback, Asa Harper, Basil Roberts
Enos Harlan, William Vardeman nd Robert Knowlton who being elected tried and sworn
the truth to speak upon office joined afs’d upon their oath afsd do say and said the following
verdict to wit “We the Jury so find the defendant guilty as he stands charged in the within
Indictment, that the property stolen and spedified in the within Indictment has not been
restored, that the property stolen as specified in the within Indictment is of the value of nine
dollars and seventy five cents. We do further find that the within named Indictment defendant
make his fine to the State of Indiana in the sum of nine dollars and seventy five centers and that
he receive one stripe and that he pay the costs of prosecution” And thereupon the said defendant
by his counsel moved the Court for a new trial in the above cause for reasons then and there filed
to wit “1st That the verdict is contrary to law, 2d That the verdict is contrary to evidence”
which reasons being seen by the Court and due deliberation thereon had. It is therefore considered
by the Court that Henry Myers the defendant aforesaid for the offence afs’d by him as afs’d
committed so make his fine to the State of Indiana in the sum of nine dollars and seventy
five cents and that he receive on his bare back one stripe and that he pay the costs of
prosecution and the said defendant is recommitted to the custody of the Sheriff
the Court recommend the said defendant to the mercy of the Governor of this State for a
full and general pardon.

© 2017 transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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