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The Freedmen's Bureau Online

Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Georgia
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865 - 1869
National Archives Publication M798 Roll 36
"Unbound Miscellaneous Papers"

State of Georgia vs. Thad, a slave the property of William A. Collins

Margaret C. Brown Prosecution
True Bill

Josiah Stovall, Foreman
Montgomery, S. A.

Exemplification from minutes of Superior Court, Columbia County

Upon motion in open court it is ordered that the Negro slave Thaddeus the property of William A. L. Collins now confined in the jail of Columbia County be allowed bail upon the said Collins giving bond & security in the sum of ten thousand dollars the same being the double estimated value of said slave. It is further ordered that the affidavits plead in support of the motion be filed by the clerk in his office.

(From the criminal Docket)
Sept. Term 1863
The State
Thad, a slave the property of William A. Collins

Cont'd by Deft. -- Sept. 1863 - Cont'd by Deft.

March T. 1864
Deft. remanded & taken in possession by the Military, March T. 1866

Columbia County

Office Clerk, Superior Court

I hereby certify the above and foregoing five pages contain a true copy of all the preceding of Thad's (then a slave the property of William A. Collins) case in the Superior Court of said County as appears of record in said office.

Witness my hand and official signature Seal of office this March 7th, 1866.
Geo. W. Gray, Clerk