Random Record – State of Indiana vs. Horatio Turner

Fayette County, Indiana
Circuit Court Fall Term A.D. 1842
Complete Civil Order Book H: 12-13
State of Indiana vs. Horatio Turner

Transcription:

State of Indiana }
vs. }
Horatio Turner } Riding Race

Be it remembered that at a term of the Fayette Circuit Court began
and held at the Court house in Connersville, in the County of Fayette and State of Indiana,
before the Honorable James Perry president Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the Said
State of Indiana, and Edward Webb and Jeremiah A. Wilson Esqrs., associate Judges of the
said Fayette Circuit Court on the fourth Monday and twenty seventh day of September, in
the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty one upon the oath of Sam-
uel Vance foreman, Ross Morrison, Thomas Jackson, James Kirkwood, Daniel Reimer
Samuel Martin, Joseph Bishop, Abraham Boys, John G. Eaton, George Scott, Evan
M. Bolton, Andrew M. B. Cole, John M. Layson, Manlove Caldwell, Andrew Kitchen,
John Williams, Payton Cook & William Dickson good and lawful men of the said County
of Fayette, who were empanelled and sworn as Grand Jurrors [sic] at the term aforesaid to
enquire within and for the body of the said County of Fayette, “It is presented that one Samuel
Brown the first day of June in the year of Our Lord eighteen hundred and forty one, with force
and arms at said County, did then and there knowingly suffer and permit his Mare to be seen
in a race commonly called a horse race in and [?] a certain public road and highway
then and there being. And the Grand Jurrors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid, do
further present, That Horatio Turner, late of said County of Fayette, on the first day of
June in the year of Our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty one, at the County aforesaid with
force and arms, did then and there unlawfully and knowingly act as Rider of the said
Mare of the said Brown for and in said race so run as aforesaid contrary to the form of
the Statue in Such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the State
of Indiana—
M.M. Ray Pros. Atty.—
And afterward to wit: at a term of the Fayette Circuit Court, began and held at the Court
house in Connersville, in the County of Fayette and State of Indiana, before the Honorable James
Perry president Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the said State of Indiana, and Edward
Webb and Jeremiah A. Wilson Esqrs., associate Judges of the said Fayette Circuit Court on

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on the fourth Monday and twenty sixth day of September, in the year of Our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and forty two—Samuel E. Perkins Esqr., Special prosecuting
attorney in this behalf now comes, and the Said Defendant in his own person comes also
and by their agreement this cause is submitted to the Summary decision of the Court
without the intervention of a Jury upon a plea of Guilty, whereupon the Court assess
the Defendant’s fine at Five dollars. It is therefore considered by the Court that the
said Defendant do make his fine to the State of Indiana, in the Sum of Five dol-
lars and pay the costs of this prosecution and State committed to the Custody of
the Sheriff until said fine and costs are paid or replevied & C.—
And thereupon comes into Open Court William D. Ross and acknowledges him-
self replevin bail and security for the payment of the above fine and all costs in
this behalf according to Law.—

©2017 transcription by Deborah Sweeney
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