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To the Sherriff or keeper of the Goal [Gaol] of Halifax County Halifax &c I send you herewith one negro Man Slave Named Peter who appars to be a runaway & belongs to Mr. Daniel Slaydon of Pitsylvania County - you are hereby required to receive the said Slave into your Goal [gaol] & Custody & him there safly keep untill he shall be discharged agreable to Law & that you therefore publish notice of this Commitment Given under my hand this 11th day of January. for taken up £0.10.0 for Each mile 6 d 1793 John Coleman the said negro was burnt in Halafax Goal [gaol] the 16 of January last Nathl. Mannin October 2nd 1793