John : 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 John a slave of Cathrine Myers 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 24th 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 Connive at the escape from their owners and masters, with intent that they should leave this state, of Sam a slave the property of Bently Wicker, Ned, a slave the property of Buck Saunders, and Bob, a slave the property of John Puckett, and with intent to deprive the owners of the said slaves. Given under my hand, this 6th day of January, in the year 1865. Joseph Mayo Mayor.