Smith, Alfred : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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Virginia -- City of Richmond, to wit: To the Clerk of the Hustings Court of the said City, I, Joseph Mayo Mayor of the said City do hereby Certify that I have this day committed Alfred Smith a free Negro and Sam a slave of Benjamin Hatcher 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, at the City of Richmond, and within the Jurisdiction of the Hustings Court of the said City, they did feloniously break and enter in the day time of that day a house of William W. Jones occupied by Ben a slave the property of William W. Jones, with intent to commit larceny therein, and did then and there feloniously take steal and Carry away, divers paper writings of value for the payment of money, commonly called Treasury notes, of the Confederate States of America for the payment of four hundred Dollars and of the value of four hundred Dollars, a large quantity of clothing of the value of fifteen hundred Dollars, and one silver watch of the value of five hundred Dollars, from the said house, of the goods and chattles of William W. Jones.
Given under my hand this 13th day of January in the year 1865, Joseph Mayo Mayor