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Groomes, Albert : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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City of Richmond, to wit: To the Clerk of the Hustings Court of said City. I, James K. Caskie Recorder of the said City, do hereby certify that I have this day committed Albert Groomes a free negro, to the jail of the said City, that he may be tried by the Hustings Court of the said City for a felony by him committed in this, that on the 24th day of February 1865, at this City, and within the Jurisdiction of the Hustings Court of the said City, he did feloniously and falsely forge a certain paper writing in the words and figures following, to wit:

"Bacon Q. Branch Richmond Feb 24th 1865 Pass Jackson to Louisa C.H. on Va C.R.R. Cass and return Sunday next. R.P. Archer Major & Q. M. pr E. H. Simpson "

with intent to defraud; and for this also, that he the said Albert Groomes did on the day and year aforesaid, at the City and within the jurisdiction aforesaid feloniously utter and attempt to employ as true the said false and forged paper writing, then and there well knowing the same to be false and forged with intent to defraud. Given under my hand this 27th day of February 1865. James K. Caskie Recorder.