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Dickinson, Joseph : Commonwealth Cause, Caroline County

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[ink stains? text obscured in many areas] Caroline County to wit, Whereas Genet Anderson of the County of Hanover hath this day made oath before me Fleming Terrell a justice of the peace for the County of Caroline that on the night of the 17th or 18th day of July 1826 the following goods and chattels were taken and carried away from his barn in the County of Caroline viz. one linen bag with about one bushel of corn and that he hath grounds to suspect and doth suspect that Joseph Dickinson of the said County of Caroline did receive the said goods & chattels of some negro knowing them, not to have been the property of said negro: These are therefore to command you that immediately upon sight hereof, you apprehend the said Joseph Dickinson & bring him before me or some other Justice of the peace for the County aforesaid to answer [text missing] and further to be dealt with according to law [text missing] my hand & seal that the County aforesaid [text missing] August 1826 Fleming [Terrell]

To Vivian Wright Constable of Caroline County to execute & return Austin Yeamans John C Gravatt Wm Newton } Witnesses