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The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a proclamation. (search)
fficient Secretary of the Richmond and York River Railroad Company.--The vote was made unanimous. Mr. Hill presented an ordinance providing for three additional policemen, and an ordinance to prohibit the sale of ardent spirits at a theatre or other place of amusement. Laid upon the table for future consideration. Mr. Hill, from the Committee of Police, presented the following resolutions, which were adopted: Resolved, That the Committee of Police be authorized to employ counsel to defend the suits instituted against Wm. N. Kelly, for trespass alleged to have been committed by him by his entering into certain houses, under the direction of the Mayor. Resolved, That the Mayor be authorized to employ counsel, if he shall deem that the interests of the city require it, to represent these interests in the cases of mandamus and prohibition issued to him from the Circuit Court of the city of Richmond, at the suits of Worsham and Burns. The Council then adjourned.
a general demurrer to the presentment, and the Attorney for the Commonwealth joined therein. Ann Winkers, indicted for retailing ardent spirits, failed to appear, and the Court gave judgment for $60 fine and costs. A nolle prosequi was entered in the case of Michael Flaherty, indicted for misdemeanor. Clara Coleman, indicted for keeping an ill governed house, was admitted to bail in the sum of $100 for her appearance next term. The following persons, indicted for misdemeanor, entered into recognizance in the sum attached to their names, for their appearance at the next term of the Court: Cosamore Castiglioni, $500; James Eddins, $100; Dillon McCormack, $150; J. B. Godsey and A. A. Raine, for issuing shinplasters, $500; Wm. Burns, for exhibiting faro, $3,000. George R. Peake was fined $10 for permitting his slave to go at large. The examination of James Slater and Francis Sheridan, for the murder of Wm. Clark, was postponed to the next term of the Court.