sel for defendant demurred to the sufficiency of the indictment, for errors apparent on its face and the motion being argued, the Judge sustained the same, quashed the indictment, and remanded the prisoner for new action on the part of the Grand Jury.
Sentenced to be Hung.--Yesterday a negro named John, slave of Robert B. Lyne, was tried before Messrs. Nettles, Baker, Nelson, Lee, and Courtney. Justices of Henrico County Court, for cutting and stabbing, with intent to kill, and thereby maiming for life.
Mr. Samuel Ball, overseer of the poor of Henrico county, about three weeks since.
After the commission of the crime the prisoner attempted to make his way to the Yankees at Suffolk.
Va., but was captured by our pickets and confined in Petersburg jail, whence he was brought here for trial.
He was condemned to be hung on the first Friday in January.
To day the same Justices will try Maria, slave of Joseph Gill, arrested by Constable Thomas, a few days ago. on Union ) for