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The Daily Dispatch: June 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Virginia woman. (search)
Police cases. --The Mayor, yesterday, ordered Peter, slave of John Blackwell, a whipping for breaking into J. W. Atkinson's carpenter shop, with intent to steal.--Erasmus Chase, arrested as a suspicious person and spy, was sent to jail.Lieut. Ashby, of the Hazlewood Volunteers, Culpeper county, Va., brought Chase to this city on Wednesday. He was arrested at Centreville last week, on the supposition that he was a Northern spy. When he first arrived here the prisoner was taken to the Governor's house. but His Excellency being absent, he was carried before the Mayor, who sent him to the police station for safekeeping. The prisoner, Chase, represents himself as being the captain of a vessel.--Michael Burns was held to bail to appear before Court and abide an investigation relative to a charge of unlawful paternity preferred against him by Bridget Starkie. alias McAleer.