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Thomas : 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 Thomas a Slave of Joseph Coleman 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 13th day of October in the year 1864, at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court of the said City, he did feloniously have and receive divers paper writings of value for the payment of Money commonly called Treasury Notes of the Confederate States of America, for the payment of five hundred dollars and of the value of four hundred dollars of the goods and Chattles, paper writings of value, Money and property of Julius Bear, then lately before feloniously taken stolen and Carried away by Lizzie a slave, he the said Thomas, then and there well knowing the same to have been feloniously taken stolen and Carried away

Given under my hand this 15th day of October in the year 1864. Jos. Mayo Mayor.