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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 Washington Slave the property of Turpin & Yarborough and Robert a Slave the property of John C. Allen to the jail of the said City, that they may be tried by the Hustings Court of the said City for a felony by them committed, in this, that on the 22ond day of January in the year 1864, at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court, of the said City, they did feloniously, persuade and aid Betty Jones a slave the property of Robert Richardson and S. N. Davis, to escape from Robert Richardson and S. N. Davis her masters, with intent that the said slave Betty Jones, should leave this State and that they the said Washington and Robert slaves, did then and there feloniously connive at the escape of the said Betty Jones a slave, with intent aforesaid

Given under my hand, this 27th day of January in the year 1864 Joseph Mayo Mayor.