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Pittman, Elijah : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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Theodore C. Cone sworn deposed that he gave his Servant Tempie three hundred dollars to make purchases for him and it was stolen from her. Tempie is a very honest and respectable negro. The money stolen belonged to witness.

Tempie sworn deposed that the prisoner saw her master give her the $300 and when witness started off to buy some things he followed her and Snatched the money from her and ran off. Witness had seen him before and knew him. The police arrested him and a part of the money was found upon him.

Martha sworn deposed that after he stole the money witness saw the prisoner and caught him and got assistance and had him committed to the cage. Witness at once recognized him. He did not deny stealing the money.