Adams County court document from “Commonwealth v. James A. Creps” regarding the misdemeanor charge of fornication bastardy, dated April 21, 1862. It reads “The Grand Inquest of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, inquiring within and for the County aforesaid, on their oaths and affirmations respectively, do present, that James A. Creps late of the County of Adams, yeoman on the nineteenth day of April in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty two at the County aforesaid, and within the jurisdiction of this Court, did commit fornication with a certain Mary Ann Stabler and a female bastard child on the body of her the said Mary Ann Stabler then and there did beget, contrary to the form of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” The document measures 7 ½” by 6” and is in very good, well-preserved condition. A scarce and unique wartime document from Adams County.
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Inventory Number: GET 379