Martin : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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City of Richmond, to wit; Be it remembered that on the 8th day of August in the year 1864 Martin a slave the property of William F. Taylor, who was brought before me Joseph Mayo Mayor of said City charged, with Stealing taking and carrying away in said City on the 7th day of August 1864 One parcel of Corn Meal of the value of ten dollars, of the goods and chattles of James M. Taylor, is by me found guilty of said offence, upon the testimony on Oath of Cornelius J Wicks. And I do hereby adgudge that the said Martin, for the said offence, receive ten lashes on his bare back, at the public whipping post. And now William F Taylor, the owner of said slave Martin prays an appeal from the said judgment to the Hustings Court of said City of Richmond; and he having entered into a recognizance for the appearance of the the said slave, before the said Court, on the first day of the next term thereof, then and there to answer for the larceny aforesaid, an appeal is granted to him, according to law; and the