In addition to his former argument, Mog said : "Oh, shameful
times! The testimony of a white man may now be contradicted by
his former slave."
In charging the jury the presiding judge said : " This negro is
indebted to Mr. Arb, but in bringing the account to a close Mr. Arb
made a mistake by taking up the mortgage papers, &c. However,
I don't think that it would be justice for Mr. Arb to suffer for that
one mistake the loss of one hundred dollars he furnished this negro
The jury acquitted Arb before leaving their seats.
But what happened, Moor right away said unto Barr : "I tank
, you for wor you done for me, but can't you 'peal to the spreme court?
I wouldn't follow this case so, but I know I don't owe Mr. Arb, and
I can't stand and see him teak way my money for nutten."
So an appeal was taken to the supreme court of the State. He
had a white jury This is the jury selected when a case comes
up between a negro and a white man. A jury of mixed colors is
found only where the parties on trial are all colored or all white.
On one of the last days of May, Decen and Prido, sons respectively
of Fend and Chival, went with other young men of their age to at¬
tend a fish-dinner at Sol's mill-pond.
After the sports of the day, Prido invited his fellows to sup with
him that evening. The pond is a distance of only two miles from
Chival's house, so the young men, with guns in hand, and on foot,
stroll through the wood, to see what they may find to shoot at on
the way The sun was about an hour high when they were nearing
At that very time Fairy was at the oak tree in wait for a letter
Fection was to send her by Fonnit, who arrived at the usual place at
the appointed time. Just as Fairy received her letter she heard the
sportsmen's feet onthe dead bushes and leaves, and heard their voices.
She looked around and beheld it was her brother with Decen and
others of her associates, now in a distance of only fifty yards off.
Believing that she was seen, her mind ran about in search of an
excuse for her presence, and found the old-fashioned one of rape.
Then she cried out, "I am shamefully, shamefully attacked on my
The gunners in chat and on the look for game now heard and for
the first time saw her.