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Cotton, Robert H.: Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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[CERTIFICATE FOR FELONY NOT BAILED.] CITY OF RICHMOND, to wit: To the Clerk of the Hustings Court of said City. I, Joseph Mayo Mayor of the said City, do hereby certify, that I have this day committed Robert H. Cotton to the jail of the said City, the he may be examined by the Hustings Court of the said City for a felony by him committed, in this, that on the 10th day of July in the year 1863, at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court, of the said City, he did feloniously, kidnap one Washing Simpson a free person [illegible] to use & sell the said Washington Simpson as a slave.

Given under my hand, this 23th day of December in the year 1863. Joseph Mayo Mayor.