AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
BLAND,Edward,Elizabeth City Co, VA, 1867
Assault & Battery
Last night dfdt & wife quarreled. Dfdt was beating his wife. Plntff interfered to save wife. Dfdt struck her three times with axe handle.
Nancy Bland said wife of dfdt. Dfdt asked to get breakfast. She at first refused, but afterward got it ready. Dfdt struck her. Plntff then tried to save child, on bed, Dfdt then struck plntff with axe handle.
Jane White saw dfdt knock plaintiff down while she was turning to get away from him.
Defendant admits the striking, says the plntff aggravated him.
Source citation: Citing this Record
Additional: Register of proceedings of Freedmen's Court for Elizabeth City County, Dec. 1865-July 1867 [NARA M1913 roll 130]
Transcription: KOG, 15 May 2018