Virginia: Court of Hustings for the City of Richmond. City of Richmond, to wit:--The Jurors of the Commonwealth, for the body of the City of Richmond, on their oaths present that John Marion did on the fourth day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine at the said City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of the Court of hastings for the said City, unlawfully have and receive of two slaves the property of Garland Hanes one Bag of corn of the goods and chattel of the said Garland Hanes, before that time unlawfully stolen taken and carried away by the said slaves, the said John Marion then and there well knowing the said Bag of corn to have been so unlawfully taken stolen and carried away against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Virginia William A Barret Fendall Griffin a Witness called and sworn by the Court and sent to the Grand Jury to give evidence. Ro. Howard, clk.
fCertificate of Misdemeanor When Bailed City of Richmond, to Wit: To the Clerk of the Hustings Court of the said City. I Joseph Mayo Mayor of the said City, do hereby certify, that I have this day admitted John Marion to bail, with sureties for his appearance before the Hustings Court of the City of Richmond, on the first day of the next February term thereof, to answer an indictment to be therein preferred against him for misdemeanor by him committed, in this, that on the 4th day of December, in the year 1859, at the City of Richmond, and within the jurisdiction of said Court, he did unlawfully have and receive of [struck: one or more negroes] two [struck: the] slaves the property of Garland Haynes one Bag of corn of the value of two dollars of the goods and chattles of the said Garland Haynes he the said John Marion well knowing the same to have been taken stolen and carried away Given under my hand, this 5th day of December in the year 1859 Joseph Mayo Mayor.
City of Richmond, To Wit: Be it remembered, That on the 5th day of December, eighteen hundred fifty-nine Garland Haynes William A Bennet and Tendall Griffin personally appeared before me, Joseph Mayo Mayor of the City of Richmond aforesaid, in said City, and within the jurisdiction of 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 United 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 Garland Haynes William A. Bennet and Tendall Griffin and every of them, shall personally appear before Justices of the City of Richmond aforesaid, on the 13 day of February, eighteen hundred and [struck: fifty] sixty, at a Court by them to be holden, in and for said City, is the City Hall of said City, in said City, and then and there give evidence on a Bill of Indictment to be preferred to the Grand Jury of the Commonwealth in and for said City, against John Marion for a misdemeanor, to wit: for unlawfully having and receiving of two slaves the property of Garland Haynes one bag of corn of the value of two dollars of the goods and chattels of Garland Haynes he the said Marion well knowing the same to have been taking stolen & carried away and do then and there, in behalf of said Commonwealth, give such evidence as each of them knoweth, concerning the said offence, with which the said John Marion 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