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The Commonwealth of Virginia To the Sheriff of Accomack County, Greeting: We command you that you summon Bob Cropper (free negro) to appear before the Justice of our County Courts for the said County, on the first day of the next term, to shew cause why an information should not be filed against him, upon a Presentment of the Grand Jury, made against him in the said Court, for remaining in this Commonwealth, more than twelve months after his right to freedom accrued, he having been emancipated since the 1st day of May 1806 and have then and there this writ. Witness, Thomas R. Joynes, Clerk of our said County Court, at his Office, on the 30th day of October 1840, and in the 65th year of the Commonwealth. J. J. Ailworth Dy for Tho R Joynes C.C.