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Cathrine : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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CERTIFICATE FOR FELONY BAILED. CITY OF RICHMOND, TO WIT: To the Clerk of the Hustings Court of said City. I, Joseph Mayo Mayor of said City, do hereby certify that Cathrine a slave of Ann Anderson has been this day admitted to bail by me, with sureties for her appearance before the Hustings Court of the City of Richmond, on the first day of the next term thereof, that she may be tried by the said Court for a felony by her committed, in this, that on the 29th day of December in the year 1864, at the City of Richmond and within the jurisdiction of the said Court, she did feloniously have and receive One barrel of flour of the value of three hundred dollars, three hundred pounds of beef of the value of five hundred dollars, One Turkey of the value of twenty Dollars, one tin Measure of the value of One dollar, & one tin scoop of the value of One dollar of the goods and chattles of Robert W. Oliver, then lately before feloniously, taken stolen and Carried away, she the said Cathrine, then and there well knowing the same to have been feloniously taken stolen and Carried away by Washington a slave Given under my hand, this 2ond day of January in the year 1865. Joseph Mayo Mayor.