Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Perrin, Ann : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

image 1 of 8
more information: digital collection

Zoom in to read each word clearly.
Some images may have writing in several directions. To rotate an image, hold down shift-Alt and use your mouse to spin the image so it is readable.

This transcription is complete!

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 Ann Perrin to the Jail of the said City, that she may be examined by the Hustings Court of the said City for a felony by her committed, in this, that on the 15th day of January in the year 1865, on the North side of James River in the County of Henrico, and within one Mile of the Corporation line of the City of Richmond and within the Jurisdiction of the Hustings Court of the said City, She did feloniously advise Vina a slave to escape from John D Holstead her Master and owner with intent to deprive & deprive him of the said slave, and did then and there aid the said slave to escape from her said Owner, by harboring and concealing the said slave, and by then and there furnishing the said slave Vina with a white person to guide and conduct the said slave by and through the picket lines of the Confederate States Army, so that the said slave might go to the Yankey Army Stationed in the County of Henrico

Given under my hand this 2ond day of February in the year 1865 Joseph Mayo Mayor.