Alabama "Coloured" man Jerry Madding steals a horse!
October 1865 Indictment against Jerry Madding, a "Coloured" for Horse Stealing (from Colonel Tate)
Any Sheriff in the state is ordered to arrest him!
THE STATE OF ALABAMA
Lawrence County, SS:
TO ANY SHERIFF OF THE STATE
AN INDICTMENT having been found at the
September Term, 1865, of the Circuit Court of
Lawrence county against Jerry Madding (Coloured)
for the offense of Horse Stealing
You are therefore commanded forthwith to arrest the said defendant, and common him to Jail, unless he give bail to answer such indictment; and that you return this writ according to law. Dated this 10th, day of October 1865
David J. Goodall
Clerk of the circuit Court of Lawrence county."
Wear as shown, legal page sized page. There was another document sold on the web where Madding was convicted for stealing a Colonel Tate's mule.
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