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he Committee on Nomination of New Boards, and as this is an important report I send you a copy: State Mission Board,Richmond.--Jas. B. Taylor, President; L. W. Seeley, 1st Vice-President; William Fisher, 2d Vice-President; H. K. Ellyson, Corresponding Secretary; J. E. Burress, Recording Secretary; J. B. Wood, Treasurer; A. M. Balley, Auditor. Other Managers--Joel B. Watkins, William M Young, William Sands, E. W. Roach, Miles Turkin, J. B. Jeter, A. Broaddus, H. W. Dodge, A. P. Fox, Napoleon Burke, Francis J. Barnes, J. C. Williams. J. L. Burrows, Charles S. Cocke, Jos. H. Fox, H. H. Wyer, T. W. Sydnor, W. P. Farish, J. F. Keesee, J. H. Cocke, John M. Murray. E. J. Willis, R. H. Bagby. David Shaver, William Forbes, Josiah Dabbs, T. G. Keen, F. M. Barker, M. W. Reed, J. B. Henderson. Sunday School and Publication Board,Richmond--W. H. Gwathmey, President; B. Grimsley, 1st Vice-President; A. Fleet, 2d Vice-President; Alexander H. Sands, Corresponding Secretary; P. B. Law, Reco
Not heard. --The charge against William W New of assaulting and beating L. Hoyer, was not disposed of by the Mayor yesterday because of the large amount of police business on hand. The charge against Napoleon Burke and John Hammon, two of Gen. Winder's detectives, of assaulting Michael Walls, was also continued till the 19th inst. This last case involves the legality of martial law, for which the Mayor can find no authority, and may probably lead to a lengthy discussion. If the Courts decide that martial law is unconstitutional, all the acts of the Provost Marshal and assistants under it are illegal, and may possibly lead to an endless number of law suite for the seizure of ardent spirits and other articles considered to be contraband and for the arrest and imprisonment of civilians.
Martial law. --Yesterday morning Napoleon Burke and John S. Hammond, two of the Provost Marshal's detectives, were before the May or to answer the charge of assaulting Michael Walls, contrary to law. The facts in the case are these: Under order of the Provost Marshal, the detectives are required to seize all ardent spirits brought to the city without written permission of the Marshal. On the morning in question these detective ascertained that Walls had received three barrels of liquor, ait to be contraband, repaired to his store to seize it. When about to seize the liquor found in Walls's house an altercation sprang up between W and Hammond, W. giving H. the file. H. immediately seized W. and took him off to the Provost Marshal, Burke merely preventing Mrs. W. from interfering in the arrest of her husband. As these officers hold their commissions as Confederate detectives, and claim to act under martial law, the Mayor contends that martial law is unconstitutional, and that th
The Daily Dispatch: August 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Convention of North Carolina brigades in Gen. Lee's army — a Rebuke Administered to Unpatriotic citizens at home. (search)
e Grand Jury came into Court and returned eighty true bills against James McGee for selling liquor without a license. Also, eighty true bills against McGee for keeping a disorderly house. The Grand Jury also returned a true bill against Napoleon Burke and John Hammond, two of Gen. Winder's detectives, for forcibly seizing the liquor of Michael Walls, on Broad street, and conducting themselves in excess of authority. Also, against Napoleon Burke and John Hammond, a true bill for assaulury also returned a true bill against Napoleon Burke and John Hammond, two of Gen. Winder's detectives, for forcibly seizing the liquor of Michael Walls, on Broad street, and conducting themselves in excess of authority. Also, against Napoleon Burke and John Hammond, a true bill for assault and battery, committed upon Michael Walls. Nothing was done in the Court except continuing cases. At 3 o'clock the Court took a recess until 5 o'clock, but nothing was done worthy of mention.
ght, Richard D. Sanxay, and Marcellus T. Starke, qualified as Notaries Public. Samuel E. Fox, for permitting his slave Royall to go at large and hire himself out contrary to law was fined $10 and costs. The Court recommended that Thomas R. Price be exonerated from the payment of certain tax on profits erroneously charged a second time. An account due Dr. John Dove, amounting to $300 for attendance on prisoners in the city jail, was ordered to be paid. The case against Napoleon Burke and John Hammon, charged with unlawful trespass, assault and battery, was continued till the October term. Nancy, slave of Rachel Burruss, charged with a felony, committed on the 26th of August, in stealing a lot of goods from Jos. M. Skinner, was found guilty and sentenced to receive 30 lashes. The case against Jacob Herndon, for permitting his slave Jack to go at large and hire himself out contrary to law, was dismissed. Braxton, slave of Maria L. Hurt, charged with stea
Hustings Court. --This Court of Justices closed their November term on Saturday last. The trial of Messrs. Brown, Sims, and King, for interfering with the police in the discharge of their duties, was concluded, and the parties acquitted. James McGee, indicted for assaulting Alonzo Travis. Nolle prosequi entered. August Rupert, indicted for selling liquor without a license. Fined $60 and costs. Napoleon Burke and John Hammond, Provost Detectives, indicted for assaulting Michael Walls. Nolle prosequi entered. Francis Devine, indicted for shooting at Benjamin G. Williams in the street. Found guilty, fined $100 and costs, and sent to jail for six months. V. Gerard, indicted for attempting to steal a hog from Mrs. Longest. Tried and acquitted.
Mayor's Court. --The following cases were disposed of by the Mayor yesterday morning: Allen Tyree, a free negro, charged with trespassing upon the premises of Benjamin B. Sayres, and using violent and threatening language towards him when ordered off, was adjudged entitled to be whipped to the extent of the law. The case of William, slave of Napoleon Burke, charged with receiving a carpet, valued at five hundred dollars, which was supposed to have been stolen, and Charles, slave of Mrs. Jane Phillips, charged with stealing said carpet, was called up for a hearing, but continued for a future day. Pleasant, slave of George Darby, charged with having in his possession a bag of meal, supposed to have been stolen, was ordered to be whipped. Alexander Buck, a white man, charged with forgery, and stealing a coat, the property of J. Caulfield, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. Gabriel, slave of William Greanor, was charged with stealing a la
The case of John W. Deas, charged with feloniously shooting and killing James Clarke, on the 22d instant, was called, but, in consideration of the fact that a jury of inquest had been summoned to meet at four o'clock and investigate the matter, the Mayor declined to go into an examination till said coroner's inquest render their verdict. Charles, slave of Jane Griffin, was charged with stealing a carpet, valued at five hundred dollars, from some person unknown, and William, slave of Napoleon Burke, was charged with receiving said carpet, knowing that it was stolen. Both negroes proving a good character, and establishing a probable title to the ownership of the carpet, they were accordingly discharged. John, slave of George M. Drewry, and Henrietta, slave of Horace L. Kent, charged with conniving at the escape of a slave of Thomas J. Starke, were sent on to the Hustings Court for examination. Gabriel, slave of William Greanor, charged with breaking into the house of J. H