Gordon, Harvey : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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CITY OF RICHMOND TO WIT: BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 10" day of February eighteen hundred and sixty-3 Walter T Bibb and Christopher Gordon personally appeared before me Joseph Mayo, Mayor of the City of the Richmond aforesaid, in said City and within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court of said City, and each of them separately and individually, and by and for himself, acknowledged himself separately and individually, to be indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the sum of Three Hundred Dollars, lawful money of the Confederate States, to be levied of each of their goods and chattels, lands and tenements respectively, to the use of the Commonwealth.
The Condition of this Recognizance is such, that if the above bound Walter T Bibb and Christopher Gordon and every of them, shall personally appear before the Justices of the City of Richmond aforesaid, on the 9" day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-3, at a Court by them to be holden in and for said City, in the City Hall of said City in said City for the trial of Harvey Gorden a free Negro charged with Burglary and grand larceny and do then and there of said Commonwealth give such evidence as each of them knoweth concerning the said offence with which the said Harvey Gordon stands charged and do not depart without leave of said Court then this recognizance to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Taken and acknowledged before me, in said City, and within the jurisdiction aforesaid the day and year first above written.
Joseph Mayo, Mayor