BURKE COUNTY COURT ACTION AGAINST SUSPECTED TORIES:
Burke County The State of North Carolina To the Sheriff of the County aforesd Greeting
Whereas an Inquisition of High Treason Felony a Forfeiture of Estate against Sundry persons hereafter named hath been found for the same County--we willing that what is Right and Just Should be done in the Premises; Do therefore Command you that you make known to, Abraham Fleming, Isaac Martin, Shadrack Inman, Tho Young, Charles McPeters, Veazy Husbands, Tho Whitson, Joseph Murry, Wm Murry, Joseph Holt, Jno Murry, Jeremiah Clarke, Alexander Clarke, Matthew Sharpe, James Wilson, William Baldwin, Joshua Baldwin, Jno Baldwin, Elisha Baldwin, Jacob Baldwin, Jno Grider, Spencer Wilson, John Simpson, Abraham Hasher, Joshua Murry, David Murry, Tho Simpson, Paschal Eastis, Jacob Beck, Joseph McPeters, Jonathan McPeters, Chas Coker, Wm Coker, Charles Smith, Abraham Little, Jno Deal, Robert Powell, John Oar, Jacob Suttlemire, Jno Dement, Tho Branan, Wm Gray, Nathl Burchfield, Robert Pepper, Gideon Gilbert, Jonathn Gilbert, Martin Shuford, Jno Shuford, Jacob Shuford, Martin Burks, James Burks, Jno Burks, Joseph Johnson, Nimrod Sinalut, Tho Martin, Henry Stoner, George Miller, Jacob Rhynehart Sr, Jacob Rhynehart Jr, Cunrod Rhynehart, John Stemy Jr, Martin Coulter Sr, Martin Coulter Jr, Philip Coulter, George Ikard, Thomas Low, Henry McCleroy, Jonathan Robinson, Daniel Hudson, Henry Ashebranner, Leonard Patterson, Nicholas Fry, Christopher Rider, Andrew Poldoson, Joshua Hawn, Danl Shuford, Jacob Cottoner Jr, Peter Fry, George Whitely, David Douglas, Joshua Young, Levi Evans, John Dudley, John Baker, Jehu Baker, Moses Baker, William Oar, Dimion Baker, Peter Holt, Joseph Step, Charles Eastis, Danl Kellum, Christian Isom, Lazarus Phillips, Blake Pearcy, Stephen Pearcy, Chas Ballow, William Ballow, Barney Caps, John Sally, William Clarke, John Summers, Michael Hart, John Gibbs, Jacob Summy, John Connerly, James Connerly, George Sealy, Gilliam Harris, Saml Brown, John Forkenberry, Richard Gibbs, Robert Oar, Richd Stringfield, Thomas Pearson, John Jeffers, Adam Smith, David Thompson, David Melson, John Bradshaw, William James, John Pearson, Michael Pearson, James Barnes, Ezekiel Stringfield, Edward Leatherwood, Danl Gowin, Hezekiah Hyatt, Seth Hyatt, Edward Hyatt, Greenberry Wilson, John Dotty, Thomas Brown, William Morris, Thomas Rayborn, Andrew McClure, John Wilson, David McCracking, Robert Roseberry, David Williams, William Lewis; That They and Each of Them be and appear before the Justices of said Court at the Court House in Burke on the Third Monday in Janry next then and there to answer the sd Inquisition High Treason Felony & Forfeiture, found against them and Each of Them and To Show Cause if any They have why They Respectively should not Forfeit Their Property both Real & Personal, to the Use of the Public According to Act of Assembly in Such Case Made & Provided and why Final Judgement against them for the Same Should not be Extended in the same Court on the Inquisition Aforesd--And This They Shall in no wise Omit under The Pain and Penalties that Shall Ensue Thereon, Witness Alexander Erwin Clerk of our Said Court at Office Third Monday in October Anno Dom. 1782 the Seventh year of Our Independence.
s/ Wm Erwin by Alex. Erwin C.C.
All To be Cited--Tories To Janry Session 1783
Issued 12th December 1782