Webb : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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City of Richmond to wit Be it remembered that on the 21st day of November 1863, Isreal Green the owner of a certain slave Named Isaac, came before me Joseph Mayo Mayor of said City and acknowledged himself to be indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of three hundred dollars, of lawful money of the Confederate States, to be levied of his goods and chattels lands and tenements, to the use of the said Commonwealth, if he the said ["Isaac shall" crossed out] Isreal Green shall make default in the performance of the condition underwritten. The condition of the above recognizance is such that whereas the above named slave Isaac the property of the above bound Isreal Green has this day been tried by me, Joseph Mayo Mayor of said City for Pettit larceny, in taking, stealing and Carrying away of pair of shoes of the value of fifteen dollars, of the goods and chattles of Phillip K. White and has by my Judgment been found guilty and convicted of the larceny aforesaid and sentenced to be punished for the said offense, with stripes, according to law: from which said Judgment and sentence, the said Isreal Green the owner of the said slave, has taken an appeal to the Hustings Court of the said City: Now if the said Isreal Green shall himself produce the said slave Isaac in person, or shall cause the said Isaac personally to appear before the said Court of Hustings on the first day of the next term thereof, then and there to answer the Commonwealth of Virginia, for and concerning the offence whereof he has been found guilty and convicted by me, so that the said slave, shall not depart, thence without leave of the said Court, then this recognizance shall be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Taken and acknowledged before me, in the said City, and within the jurisdiction aforesaid the day and year first above writte [signed] Joseph Mayo Mayor