John : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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(CERTIFICATE FOR FELONY NOT BAILED.) CITY OF RICHMOND, to wit: To the Clerk of the Hustings Court of said City. I, Joseph Mayo Mayor of the said City, do hereby certify, that I have this day committed John a slave the property of Henry Smith to the jail of the said City, that he may be tried by the Hustings Court of the said City for a felony by him committed, in this, that on the 20th day of November in the year 1863, at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court, of the said City, he did feloniously, and burglariously break and enter in the night time of that day the dwelling house of William Allen with intent to commit larceny therein and did then and there feloniously and burglariously take steal and carry away a large quantity of lard of the value of five hundred, dollars, and one barrel of molasses of the value of five hundred dollars, of the goods, and chattles of William Allen, And for this also that he the said John, did on the day and year first aforesaid, and at the City aforesaid feloniously take, steal and carry away a large quantity of lard of the value of five hundred dollars and one barrel of molasses of the value of five hundred dollars, of the goods and chattles of WIlliam Allen
Given under my hand, this 28th day of December in the year 1863. Joseph Mayo Mayor.