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Indictment by the Hillsborough District Superior Court against Edmund Fanning
North Carolina. Superior Court (Hillsborough District)
March 22, 1769
Volume 08, Page 225

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Indictment against Fanning and an English opinion in regard thereto.

North Carolina

Hillsborough District

At a Superior Court of Justice begun and helf for the District of Hillsborough at the Town of Hillsborough on the Twenty second day of March in the Ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith &c, and in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine, Before the Honourable Martin Howard Esquire, Chief Justice and Richard Henderson Esquire his Associate Justice of the said Court.

The Jurors for our Lord the King upon their Oath Present that Edmund Fanning late of Orange County Esquire on the Tenth day of May in the Seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third King of Great Britain &c at Orange County aforesaid by Colour of being Register of the said County of Orange Unlawfully Unjustly and Extorsively did demand receive and have of one Adam Moses the sum of six shillings proclamation Money for and as a Fee for Registering a Deed from one Henry Bray and Sarah his wife to the said Adam Moses for Two Hundred Acres of Land lying in Orange County whereas in Truth and in Fact there was then no such Fee due to the said Edmund Fanning as Register of the said County of Orange in that behalf to the great Damage and Oppression of the said Adam Moses and against the Peace of our said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity.