Eliza: Freedom Suit, Petersburg City (Part 2 of 2)
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The Commonwealth of Virginia: To the Sergeant of the Town of Petersburg, Greeting: You are hereby Commanded to take Hartwell Clanton if he be found within your bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body on the first Monday of January next, (that being rule day,) at the the Clerk's Office of our Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery, for the Town of Petersburg, to answer Phoebe alias Ibby or Ebby a woman of colour of a plea of Trespass, assault, Battery and false imprisonment Damage $15.00 and have then there this writ: Witness Harry B Gaines, Clerk of our said Court at Petersburg, this 23rd day of December AD 1836 in the 61 year of the Commonwealth H B Gaines C