Peter : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we William E. Tyler and George W. Barker are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the sum of Seven Thousand Dollars, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said Commonwealth of Virginia, we bind ourselves and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 14th day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.
The Condition of the above Obligation is such, That whereas Peter, a slave the property of William E. Tyler, was tried and convicted in the Court of Hustings of this City of Richmond on this day, under section 29 of chapter 192 of the Code of Virginia for 1860, of aiding, abetting and conniving at the escape of another slave with intent to leave this state: Now if the said William E. Tyler shall, within thirty days from the date hereof, sell the said slave Peter beyond the limits of the State of Virginia, then the obligation is to be void, or else to remain in full force. William E Tyler L.S. Geo W Barker L. S.
Signed, sealed, acknowledged and delivered in the presence of The Court
Ro. Howard clk.