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The Daily Dispatch: May 26, 1864., [Electronic resource], Great fall of prices. (search)
Arrested for Forgers. --A youth named Lewis H. Aden was arrested by officer Morris yesterday morning, charged with forging the name of John H. Baptist to an order on the post office, and obtaining letters and newspapers thereon. His case will come up before one of the Confederate States Commissioners for examination.
The Daily Dispatch: May 27, 1864., [Electronic resource], Fire in
Mayor's Court. --The most interesting case before this court yesterday morning, was that of Lewis H. Allen, a boy about fourteen years of age, who was charged with forging the name of Mr. John H. Baptist to an order on the post-office for letters, and receiving the said letters. It appeared that accused and an older boy on last Sunday morning obtained some twenty-five or thirty letters from box 332 on an order purporting to be signed by Mr. Baptist, but which was a forgery. The forgery Mr. Baptist, but which was a forgery. The forgery having been discovered, and the accused presenting a similar order on Wednesday he was arrested, when he confessed having committed the forgery, and obtained the letters, in which he protested that there was only $10. Officer Seal, who has possession of the first forged order being absent the case was continued, and the boy admitted to ball in the sum of $500. Peter, slave of E. H. Smith, who had been caught by the watchmen on the night before breaking into John O'Neal's cake stand near th
The Daily Dispatch: June 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], Blockade Statistics. (search)
Sent on. --Lewis H. Allen, charged with forging the name of Mr John H. Baptist, was sent by the Mayor to Commissioner Sands yesterday, who examined the case and sent the accused on to be tried before the Confederate District Court, and admitted him to ball in the sum of $2,000.
The Daily Dispatch: June 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], A New Order of Affairs at
Mayor's Court. --Besides the cases mentioned above, there were several matters of less interest before the Mayor yesterday: Churchill, slave of George Duggins, was charged with breaking and entering in the night time, the store-house of Robert B. Smith, on Brook Avenue, and stealing several thousand dollars worth of groceries.--In the absence of witnesses the case was continued till Saturday. Peter, slave of Dr. Theo. P Mayo, was ordered to be whipped for stealing a pound and a quarter of sugar from J. H. Haymond. Fanny, slave of George Thomas, and Charlotte and Phillis, slaves of Mrs. Yarrington, were ordered to be whipped for being disorderly in the street, and using profane and disorderly language. Lewis H. Allen, charged with foreing the name of Mr. John H. Baptist to an order on the post office for letters, was turned over to Confederate Commissioner Sands.