Clarke, W. D.: Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, To the Sergeant of the City of Petersburg, Greeting: WE COMMAND YOU that you summon W. D. Clarke to appear before our Court of Hustings, for the City of Richmond, at the Court-House on Saturday next, to show cause if any be can why he should not be fined for permitting his slave William to go at large and hire himself out contrary to law And have then and there this writ. Witness, ROBERT HOWARD, Clerk of our said Court of Hustings, the 13" day of February 1865, in the 89th year of our foundation. Ro: Howard