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The Daily Dispatch: January 4, 1864., [Electronic resource], From
A Novel case. --On Saturday morning last George Baldwin and Peter Roach appeared before the Mayor to answer the charge of entering the house of Hugh Reagan and abusing and threatening to violently assault and beat him. Neither Baldwin nor Roach are citizens — the first claiming to be a Marylander, and the last an Irishman.
The circumstances of the difficulty seem to be these: Reagan had loaned Baldwin and Roach money, and as they did not pay it when due, sued out an injunction t m from leaving the Confederacy.
On Friday evening, after the writ was served, Baldwin and Roach went to Regan's house, probably to demand satisfaction, for which th swer before the Mayor at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Before the hour of trial Baldwin secured the arrest of Reagan as a conscript, and thus prevented his appearance at the hour appointed.
Reagan and Baldwin have been, and probably are now, Government contractors, but not citizens of the Confederacy.
Reagan is a member of
Continued. --The case of George Baldwin and Peter Roach, for threatening violence to Hugh Regan, was not disposed of by the Mayor yesterday, because of the desire of the parties to make up their differences out of Court.