Cousins, John : 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 John Cousins a free Negro to the jail of the said City, that he may be tried by the Hustings Court of the said City for a felony by him committed, in this, that on the 6th day of March in the year 1864, at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court, of the said City, he did feloniously break and enter in the night time of that day the smoke house of Lewis Gennie [Gimmi], with intent to commit larceny wherein and did then and there feloniously take steal and carry away fifteen pieces of bacon of the value of one thousand dollars of the goods and chattels of Lucian Peyronnet, and four pieces of bacon of the value of two hundred dollars of of the goods and chattles of Lewis Gennie, from the smoke house of the said Lewis Gennie And for this also that he the said John Cousins did on the day and year first aforesaid and at the City aforesaid, feloniously take steal and carry away fifteen pieces of bacon of the value of one thousand dollars of the goods and chattles of Lucian Peyronnet, and four pieces of bacon of the value of two hundred dollars of the goods and chattles of Lewis Ginnie
Given under my hand, this 9th day of March in the year 1864 Joseph Mayo Mayor.