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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 Cornelius J. Wicks personally appeared before me Joseph Mayo Mayor of said City and acknowledged himself to be indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the Sum of three hundred dollars, to be levied of his goods and chattles lands and tenements, for the use of the commonwealth, if he the said Cornelius J. Wicks shall make default in the performance of the condition underwritten

The condition of the above recognizance is such, that if the above bound Cornelius J Wicks, shall personally appear before the Hustings Court of said City, on the first day of the next term thereof to give evidence on behalf of the commonwealth against Martin a slave, who has been convicted before me, of Petit larceny in stealing the goods of James M. Taylor, and has taken an appeal from my said Judgment, to the Hustings Court of said City, and shall not thence depart without the leave of the said Court,