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Gentry, Edward S.: Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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City of Richmond To Wit: Be it remembered that on the 19th day of August 1862 Edward S Gentry a free Negro and Wilton F Jenkins personally Came before me Joseph Mayo. Mayor of said City and Severally and respectively acknowledged themselves to be indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Sum of Two hundred dollars each, to be respectively levied of their goods and chattles, lands and tenements to the use of the said Commonwealth if the said Edward S Gentry Shall make default in the performance of the Condition underwritten.

The Condition of the above recognizance is such, that whereas the above named Edward S Gentry a free Negro has this day been tried before me Joseph Mayo Mayor of Said City for Violently assaulting and beating one Peter Campbell (a free Negro) in said City and has by my Judgement been Convicted of the offence aforesaid and Sentenced to be punished for the Said offence with twenty five Stripes according to law; from which Judgement and Sentence, the Said Edward S. Gentry has taken an appeal to the Hustings Court of said City. Now if the above named Edward S. Gentry Shall personally appear before the said Hustings Court, on the first day of the Next term thereof to answer the Commonwealth for and concerning the Said offence whereof he has been found guilty, and Convicted by me and Shall not depart thence without the leave of the said Court, then this recognizance Shall be Void otherwise to remain in full force and Virtue

Taken and acknowledged before me Joseph Mayo Mayor