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Virginia 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 Peter a slave of William E. Tyler and John a slave of Bentley Wicker to the Jail of the said City, that they may be tried by the Hustings Court of the said City for a felony by them committed in this, that on the 20th day of January in the year 1865 on the North side of James River in the County of Henrico and with in one mile of the corporation line of the city of Richmond at the city of Richmond [and?] within the Jurisdiction of the Hustings Court of the said City they did feloniously aid persuade, and connive at the escape of Lucy a slave of the property of Edward P. Lyons, the Master and owner of said slave, with intent, that she the said slave should leave this state, and with intent to deprive the said Edward P. Lyons of the said slave Lucy

Given under my hand this 31st day of January 1865. Joseph Mayo Mayor