Orange County, North Carolina
September Court 1755
William Reves agt. Richard Burton:
In Case. And the Defendant by his Attorney comes to Defend the fource and Injury when and where &c. & saith that he is not guilty in manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath declared and of this he puts himself upon the Country and the Plaintiff likewise. Therefore let a Jury come agreeable to act of Assembly to Recognize &c. The same day came the parties by their attorneys whereupon came also a Jury towit: &c. who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the Issue Joined upon their Oath do say that the Plaintiff hath sustained Damages by Reason of the Defendants breach of promise in the Declaration mentioned and do Assess his Damages to five Pounds Virginia money Therefore it is Considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant his damages aforesaid in form aforesaid and his Costs by him in that behalf expended. Judgment £5:-:-, Clerk 1:10:1.
Note: This suit involves the Richard Burton whose lands would be included in Guilford County after its separation from Orange. This Richard Burton was the father of Elizabeth Burton who would marry Thomas Reeves, son of Malachi and Fortune Reeves, of Guilford County.