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Source: Duplin Court Minutes Written: July 19, 1791 Duplin Court Minutes - July 19, 1791 Tuesday: Court met at 9 0'clock according to adjournment. Present: Worshipfulls, WILLIAM HOUSTON, THOMAS ROUTLEDGE, CHARLES WARD, WILLIAM BECK, ROBERT SOUTHERLAND, THOMAS JAMES. Grand Jury sworn: JAMES MIDDLETON, foreman; JAMES EVENS, IVEY SMITH; JOHN KITLEY; SAMUEL ALBERSON; ADAM REAVES; GEORGE KORNEGAY, THOMAS WRIGHT; EDWARD ARMSTRONG; JOHN MATCHET; WILLIAM RIGBY; JONATHAN KITLEY; RICHARD BRADLEY; JACOB GLISSON; THOMAS HEATH. As ROBERT WILSON obtained a judgment agains JACOB TYSON in this Court for a sum of money which he obtained on execution against said JACOB TYSON for same with costs which was returned not satisfied and the said ROBERT WILSON since 1790 obtained another execution whidch was ___ to Sheriff of Anson County, for same sum and costs and the said ROBERT WILSON now made oath that he sent said execution to PLEASANT MAY, Sheriff of Anson County, said PLEASANT MAY acknowledged that he had received said execution and in virtue thereof had levied and collected the money of the said judgement and had failed to pay the same, and the Clerk of this Court also doth certify that the said Sheriff hath not made any return thereof into his office; Ordered said PLEASANT MAY, Sheriff of Anson County, be _____ in the sum of 50 pounds unless he can show cause at the next Term in October why he did not return said execution.