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Junior, Jesse : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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City of Richmond To wit, To the Clerk of the Hustings court of said City.

I William Lambert Mayor of the City aforesaid, do hereby certify to the Hustings court of said City, that I have this day recognized, Jessee Junior a free negro to appear before the justices of the Hustings Court on the 10th day of November 1851 and answer a bill of indictment to be prefered against him to the grand jury of said Court for this, that he the said Jessee Junior was emancipated since the first day of May 1806, and that he is now upwards of twenty one years of age, and has remained in this Commonwealth more than one year, after he attained the age of twenty one years, without the permission of any Court authorized to grant the same, and is now in said City.

Given under my hand this 29th day of September 1851. Wm. Lambert Mayor