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Groomes, Albert : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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City of Richmond, To Wit: Be it Remembered, That on the 24 day of February eighteen hundred and sixty five Napoleon Burke and Wm. Mitchell personally appeared before me J K Caskie Recorder of the City of Richmond aforesaid, in said City, and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court of said City, and each of them separately and individually, and by and for himself, acknowledged himself, separately and individually, to indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the sum of three hundred dollars, lawful money, to be levied of each of their goods and chattels, lands and tenements respectively, to the use of the Commonwealth.

The Condition of this Recognizance is such, that if the above bound Napoleon Burke and Wm Mitchell and every of them, shall personally appear before the Justices of the City of Richmond aforesaid, on the 13th day of March, eighteen hundred and 65, at a Court by them to be holden, in and for said City, in the City Hall of said City, in said City, for the trial of Albert Grooms a free negro charged with felony and do then and there, in behalf of said Commonwealth, give such evidence as each of them knoweth, concerning the said offence, with which the said Albert Groomes a free negro stands charged, and do not depart without leave of said Court, then this recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Taken and acknowledged before me, in said City, and within the jurisdiction aforesaid, the day and year above written. James K. Caskie Recorder