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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 Washington, a slave) Lyttleton Bowles 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 28th day of December, in the year 1864, at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court, of the said City, he did feloniously, break and enter in the night time of that day, the smoke house of Robert W. Oliver with intent to commit larceny therein, and did then and there, feloniously, take steal and carry away, 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 and one tin scoop of the value of one dollar, from the said smoke house, of the goods and Chattles of Robert W. Oliver

Given under my hand, this 30th day of December, in the year 1864. Joseph Mayo Mayor.