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Elliott, William K.: Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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City of Richmond, to wit; Be it remembered that on the 18th day of January 1864 William K. Elliott and Edwin Wilson of the said City came before me L. T. Chandler a justice of the said City and acknowledged themselves to be severally indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the manner and form following, that is to say, the said William K. Elliott in the sum of one thousand Dollars, and the said Edwin Wilson in the like sum of one thousand Dollars each, of their respective lands and tenements goods and chattels to be levied, and to the said Commonwealth to be rendered. Yet upon this condition, that if the said William K. Elliott shall personally appear before the Hustings Court of the City of Richmond, on the first day of the next February term of said Court, (being the 8th day of February next,) to answer the Commonwealth for a felony by him committed, in this; that on the 4th day of December, in the year 1863, at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of this Court, he did feloniously kidnap one Elisha Wallis a free person with intent to use and sell the said Elisha Wallis as a slave, wherewith the said William K Elliott stands charged and shall not depart thence without the leave of the said court, then this recognizance is to be void or else remain in full force and virtue.

Taken and acknowledged before me in the said City the day and year first above written.

L.T. Chandler J.P.