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Botetourt, Norborne B. (fl. 1770) re: authorizing justices in Charlotte Co. to execute slaves for capital offenses

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07645 Author/Creator: Botetourt, Norborne B. (fl. 1770) Place Written: Williamsburg Type: Document signed Date: 1770/05/02 Pagination: 1 p. +docket 37.7 x 39.4 cm

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Summary of Content: Authorizes justices in Charlotte County to execute slaves who commit capital offenses. With collateral newspaper article.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Death PenaltyDeathLawGovernment and CivicsJudiciaryCrimeSlaveryAfrican American History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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