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CITY OF RICHMOND, To wit: Be it remembered, That on the 19th day of December 1863, William J. Lipscomb the owner of a certain slave named William came before me, Joseph Mayo, Mayor of said City, and acknowledged himself to be indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of three hundred dollars, of lawful money to be levied of his goods and chattels, lands and tenements, to the use of the said Commonwealth, if he, the said William J. Lipscomb shall make default in the performance of the condition underwritten. The condition of the above recognizance is such, that whereas the above named slave William the property of the above bound William J. Lipscomb has this day been tried by me, Joseph Mayo, Mayor of the said City of Richmond for petit larceny, in taking in threatening to assault and beat William Burton and has, by my judgment, been found guilty and convicted of the larceny aforesaid, and sentenced to be punished for the said offence, with stripes, according to law; from which said judgment and sentence, the said William J. Lipscomb the owner of the said slave, has taken an appeal to the Hustings Court of said City: Now if the said William J. Lipscomb shall himself produce the said slave William in person, or shall cause the said William personally to appear before the said Hustings Court, on the first day of the next term thereof, then and there to answer the Commonwealth of Virginia, for and concerning the said offence whereof he has been found guilty and convicted by me, so that the said slave shall not depart thence without the leave of the Court, then this recognizance shall be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Taken and acknowledged before me. Joseph Mayo Mayor