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Williams, Richard : Commonwealth Cause, Caroline County

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Caroline County to wit Memorandum that upon this 11th day of Octr. in the year 1811 and the 35th year of the commonwealth Roxanna Wyatt Henry Burruss Jos. Hargrave Garret Hackett & Phillip Johnson of this county came before me John Scott a justice of the peace for the said County and each of them of his proper person acknowledged himself indebted to George W Smith Esquire Leiutenant Governor now acting as Governor of this Commonwealth of Virginia and his Successors in the sum of Fifty Dollars to be levied of severally of each of their goods and chattels lands and tenements respectively to the use of the said commonwealth: Upon Condition that each of them do personally before the Commonwealths justices of the peace for the said County of Caroline on the 18th day of this present month at a Court by them to be held for the examination of Richard Williams of this County and do then and their on behalf of the said commonwealth give such evidence as he knoweth against the said Richard Williams concerning the matters wherewith he stands charged and that neither he nor either of them do depart without leave of the said Court then this recognizance to be void Else to remain in full force Roxana Wyatt (Seal) Henry Burruss (Seal) Jos. Hargrave (Seal) Philip Johnson (Seal) Garrett Hackett (Seal)

Certified to the County Court of Carolina John Scott A.C. White