Murphy, Charles : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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frequently asked for water and the defendant would give it to him in a dipper and would throw on his back what was left in the dipper and once during the whipping was seen to dip some from the bucket and throw on him. that the defendant did not seem to be angry, but appeared to be cool & in a good humor: that the negro would frequently say he would tell him the truth if he would stop whipping him and the defendant would always stop & listen to him, but the negro persisted in the statement that he got the goods from a negro at the R F & P R.R. Depot: that at five minutes after 12 o'clock he unfastened the handcuffs and let the negroes hands down the defendant remarked that he was tired & would go and get some whiskey: that the negro appeared too weak to pull his hands up and called to another negro in the stable to come & help him which was done: that soon after twelve another witness went into the stable and found the negro rolling on the straw apparently in great agony. and the negro asked him if he could not do something for him. Witness replied he could not: he did not examine the negro but there did not seem to be much the matter with him. This witness only remained in the stable a few minutes.