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Macklin : 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 Macklin a slave of A J. E. Jennings 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 31st day of May in the year 1864, at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court of the said City, did feloniously Break and enter in the night time of this day the store house of Martin L. Jacobson, with intent to commit larceny therein, and did then and there feloniously take steal and carry away one hundred and ninety five yards Gingham of the value of One thousand Dollars, fifty six and a half yards black Alapaca of the value of One thousand Dollars, eighty three yards Holland of the value of five hundred Dollars, ten yards Camblet of the value of fifty dollars, two hundred and Sixty seven yards of black and white prints of the value of fifteen hundred dollars, and six handkerchiefs of the value of twenty dollars from the said store house of the goods and chattles of Martin L. Jacobson And for this also that he the said Macklin did on the day and year first aforesaid and at the City aforesaid feloniously have and receive one hundred and ninety five yds. Gingham of the value of one thousand Dollars, fifty six and a half yds. black Alapaca of the value of one thousand Dollars, eighty three yards holland of the value of five hundred Dollars, ten yards Camblet of the value of fifty Dollars, two hundred and sixty seven yards black and white prints of the value of fifteen hundred Dollars, six handkerchiefs of the value of Twenty Dollars, of the goods and chattles of Martin L. Jacobson then lately before feloniously taken stolen and carried away he the said Macklin then and there well knowing the same to have been felineously taken stolen and carried away

Given under my hand this 14th day of June in the year 1864 Joseph Mayo Mayor.