Rush, Albert : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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[Form of Conviction, and of Recognizance of Free Negro on Appeal therefrom.]
City of Richmond, to wit: Be it remembered, that on the 5th day of October, in the year 1861, Albert Rush a slave, brought before me, James K. Caskie Recorder of said City, charged with having on the 3rd day of October, 1861, at said City, unlawfully take steal and carry away one load of Coal of the value of three dollars of the goods and chattles of William H Davis
is by me found guilty of said offence on the testimony on oath of William H. Davis and others and I do hereby adjudge that the said Albert Rush a slave for the said offence, whereof he is convicted, do receive on his bare back at the public whipping post of this City twenty lashes, and I order John R. Blankinship Constable of said City to execute this judgment. But the said Stephen Mason his owner having prayed an Appeal from this judgment to the Hustings Court of said City, and he the Stephen Mason having entered into a recognizance as his surety for his appearance before said Court, on the first day of the next October term thereof, then and there to answer the said offence, an appeal is granted him and the execution of the said judgment suspended, and the said conviction and appeal are hereby certified to the said Court of Hustings.
Given under my hand and seal, this 5th day of October 1861.
James K. Caskie Recorder [SEAL]