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Junior, Jesse : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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WE PRESENT Jesse Junior for this, that he the said Jesse Junior was emancipated from slavery since the first day of May, in the year of Christ, one thousand eight hundred and six; and that he the said Jesse Junior was, to wit, on the tenth day of November in the year of Christ, one thousand eight hundred and fifty one found at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court of the said City, upwards of twenty-one years old, and that he the said Jesse Junior hath remained in the said Commonwealth of Virginia more than twelve months since his right to freedom accrued, and more than twelve months since he attained the age of twenty-one years, without any permission from the said Court of Hustings to remain in the said Commonwealth of Virginia, and to reside in the said City of Richmond, contrary to the statute in that case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This presentment is made upon the information and evidence of Burwell Jenkins, a witness called on by the Court, sworn in Court, and sent by the Court to the Grand Jury to give evidence. A Pleasants Foreman.