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The Commonwealth of Virginia TO THE SHERIFF OF MADISON COUNTY - Greeting: We command you to summon Thadeus Chapman (Col'd) [colored] and N S Wayland to appear before the Judge of our Circuit Court of Madison county, at the Court-house on the first day of the next term, to to be examined in regard to the petition filed in said Court by said Thadeus in which he desires to become the slave of the said Wayland and this they shall in no wise omit, under the penalty of £100 each. And have then there this writ. Witness, FRANCIS H. HILL, Clerk of our said Court, the 22nd day of July 1859 in the 84th year of the Commonwealth. F H Hill, Clerk.