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The Daily Dispatch: December 4, 1863., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 17, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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to answer the charge of being engaged in a run at the Second Market on Wednesday last, and with assaulting and beating Henry Burns and John McLaughlin. Kirby, after taking several smiles of "head splitting fluid, " entered Burns's restaurant with aBurns's restaurant with a friend to repeat the dose, and meeting the a soldier who had three buttons to sell agreed to pay him $35 for them and stand treats. After paying the money Kirby declined the drinks on his account, and getting out of temper with the soldier collared him for a fight. Burns, on seeing the row, rushed in to restore peace, but being a cripple, was so roughly handled that he retreated behind his counter, closely followed by Kirby, who had his temper up, and was in for a muss.--Finding it impossible to escape his pursuer, Burns seized an old sword, and gave Kirby a cut between the two eyes, which made the blood fly, and enabled him to get out of the way, leaving the room to Kirby. Just their McLaughlin staggered in, very much fatigued from
arged Charles from the crime of enticing slaves off, but held him as a witness; James was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. James, slave of Peter Webster, and John, slave of Dr. Edward Epps, (the two negroes referred to above as having paid two hundred dollars to be taken across the lines,) were, after hearing the evidence against James and Charles, recommitted, by the Mayor, to jail till their action can be further considered. The case against Israel, slave of Henry Burns; Jordan, slave of Georgiana Charters; Lilian, slave of William H. Tyler, and Elizabeth, slave of Richard Taliaferro, charged with burglariously entering the Confederate meat-store and stealing about twenty-five hundred dollars' worth of fresh beef and pork, was taken up and disposed of by remanding the accused for examination before the Hustings Court. James Melvin, charged with unlawfully receiving a large lot of corn, oats, bags and soldiers' clothing, belonging to the Confederate