[This is a printed form completed in manuscript.]

Suffolk, ss. To the Sheriff of the County of Suffolk, his Under-Sheriff or
Deputy, or to any of the Constables of the Town of
Boston & Roxbury Greeting.

Whereas the Grand Inquest for the Body of the County of Suffolk, have
upon their Oaths presented, that Anna Grafton of Boston spinster
Cuffe a Negro Slave of sd. Boston of Benjn. Colman & Quoma
a Negro Slave belonging to Jacob Royal Esqr. did enter ye
Dwelling house of Joshua Cheever Esqr. and carry away
sundry things of the Value of Twenty eight pounds --

Witnesses     Joshua Cheever Esqr. David Jenkins, Two Negroes one
belonging to Mrs. Skinner the other to Mr. Cheever --

2 The Jurors present Ann Grafton, Cuffee a Negro &
Quoma a Negro as Above for Stealing from Abigail
Walcut of Boston Widow sundry things to the Value of
Forty pounds --

Witnesses     Abigail Walcutt Edward Forster --

3 The Jurors present Ann Grafton Cuffe & Quoma
Negroes as Above for Stealing sundry things from
Walter Mc Alpine of Boston Bookbinder of the Value
of Twenty pounds --

Witnesses     Walter McAlpine --

These are therefore in His Majesty's Name, to Will and Require you to Attach
the Bodys of the said Grafton Cuffee & Quoma if they may be found in your Precinct,
and them carry before One or more of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in said
County of Suffolk, in order to their being secured, to make Answer to said Present-
ments, at the – Court of General Sessions to be Holden at Boston, in and for
said County of Suffolk, on Monday the 25th Day of July Currt.
at ten o Clock before noon

You are also alike required to Summon the Persons named as Witnesses to the respective
Presentments to appear at the same Time, to give Evidence on His Majesty's behalf.
Hereof fail not, and make Return of your Doings therein, unto the said Court.
Dated at Boston, the 12th Day of July. In the 22d Year of
His Majesty's Reign, Annoque Domini, 1748.

By order of Court Atte. Middlecott Cookeller

Suffolk ss Boston July the 25 1748 I have taken ye Bodeys of a Graffton
Cuffe and Quamo and they are under bonds for apperanc to this Court
and I have Sumonsd ye Witnesses –

Wm Nichols Constable

Sarves 6/

Suffolk ss Boston July the 25. 1748 I have taken ye Bodeys of ye above
Persons on a Second Presentment and Securd them to answer to this
Court and have Sumonsd ye Witness

Wm Nichols Constable

Sarves 5/

Suffolk ss Boston July the 25 1748 I have taken ye Bodeys of ye above Persons
on a thurd Presentment and have Securd them in order to appear at
this Court and have Sumonsd ye Witnesses

Wm Nichols Constable

Sarves 4/ --

[Endorsement]

Boston
Grafton, Cuffee, Quoma
1748

31.8 cm x 20.4 cm

From Miscellaneous Bound Manuscripts