"Diabolical and Against the Order of Nature" [Manuscript]. [Buggery]. [Virginia]. [Documents Relating to an Act of Buggery Between a Man and a Horse]. [Culpepper County, VA, 1846, 1848, 1849]. Bifolium bench warrant, 12-1/2" x 7-1/2,", dated October, 28, 1846, docketed on verso of second leaf, two writs of capias, 8" x 6" dated September 14, 1848 and March 13, 1849, both docketed on versos. Three items in all. Light browning, minor dampstaining and some edgewear, horizontal fold lines, a few with minor tears. Content in neat hand. $1,500. * These documents relate to the indictment and attempted arrest of Joseph Hackley for the "feloniously, wickedly diabolical and against the order of nature, detestable and abominable crime of Buggery" with a "black mare." The bench warrant is signed by Judge Richard H. Field and countersigned "Wm M. Huffman." The verso is docketed 4 times by 3 different people. The docket notations show a committed judge and a clever felon. The first orders his arrest. The second notation reads: "I cannot execute this Warrant the party Joseph having left this County." The third and fourth notations show the warrant was reissued on June 5th and October 23rd, 1848. Annotations to the writs of capias, issued to the sheriff of Culpepper County on September 14, 1848 and March 13, 1849, show that Hackley was never located.
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