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Gordon, Harvey : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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Commth v Harvey Gordon Dep of witnesses Christopher Gordon, a free negro sworn deposed that on Sunday evening about half past 6 oclk (o'clock) witness went to church and returned about ten o'clock at night and found that his house had been entered and his clothing had been stolen. Witness inquired about his loss and in consequence of what witness heard he and the prisoner arrested and he deemed the charge to witness witness recovered a portion of the stolen goods. When witness left that night he locked up the house and he found on his return that the house had been forcibly entered through the window. On the way to the cage prisoner confessed the charge to Officer Bibb. The prisoner is a brother of witness. Witness here identifies the coats as his property.

Elizabeth Cox, a free negro sworn deposed that the prisoner bought two coats to her house on Sunday night and asked to leave it will next morning when he would call for them. The next morning prisoner called called and took one of the coats away and the owner called the next day and got the other and saw that the prisoner had stolen them.