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City of Richmond to wit Be it Remembered that on the 19th day of December 1863, William a slave the property of William J. Lipscomb, who was brought before me Joseph Mayo Mayor of said City, charged with using insolent and abusive language to William Burton, and threatening to assault him the said William Burton, on the 18th day of December 1863, is by him found guilty of said offense upon the testimony on oath of William Burton. And I hereby adjudge that the said William, for the said offense receive ten lashes on his bare back, at the public whipping post. And now William J. Lipscomb the owner of said slave William prays an appeal from the said Judgment to the Hustings Court of said City, and he having entered into a Recognizance for the appearance of the said slave, before the said Court, on the first day of the next term thereof, then and there to answer for the said offense, an appeal is granted to him according to law and the execution of this Judgment, is in the mean time suspended, and the said Judgment and conviction as well as the said appeal are hereby certified to the said Court of Hustings. Given under my hand and seal this 19th day, December 1863. Joseph Mayo Mayor (Seal)