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Mayor's Court. --The following small cases were disposed of by the Mayor yesterday:--Henry Myers (stranger,) drunk and lying on the sidewalk, admonished and discharged. Dick, slave to James Martin, having butter supposed to be stolen, whipped. Ned Day, drunk and lying in the street, whipped. Jim Butler, free, no papers, and from the Penitentiary, committed and put to work. William Avery, white, threatening to assault B. Tracy, required to give security. Sol. Green, no papers, discharged. Peter Doyle, insensibly drunk, for the ninth time, committed. A number of negroes, found playing cards in Metropolitan Hall lot on Sunday, were also punished for trying to elucidate the mysteries of "high, low, Jack and the game."--John Scott, found sleeping in a vacant lot, was admonished and let off. Wm. T. Ring was fined $5 for assaulting and beating a slave owned by Dunlop, Moncure & Co. Marshall, slave of B. Jones, was whipped for harboring Susan, the property of J. W. Clarke. The ca
The Daily Dispatch: April 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Bostonian's view of affairs in Charleston. (search)
Mayor's Court. --The following small cases were disposed of by the Mayor yesterday:--Henry Myers (stranger,) drunk and lying on the sidewalk, admonished and discharged. Dick, slave to James Martin, having butter supposed to be stolen, whipped. Ned Day, drunk and lying in the street, whipped. Jim Butler, free, no papers, and from the Penitentiary, committed and put to work. William Avery, white, threatening to assault B. Tracy, required to give security. Sol. Green, no papers, discharged. Peter Doyle, insensibly drunk, for the ninth time, committed. A number of negroes, found playing cards in Metropolitan Hall lot on Sunday, were also punished for trying to elucidate the mysteries of "high, low, Jack and the game. "--John Scott, found sleeping in a vacant lot, was admonished and let off. Wm. T. Ring was fined $5 for assaulting and beating a slave owned by Dunlop, Moncure & Co. Marshall, slave of B. Jones, was whipped for harboring Susan, the property of J. W. Clarke. The c
Deserters. --Three colored men, named Jim Butler, Wm Byrd, and Bill Cooper, were taken up on Saturday by the police for deserting from one of the batteries near the city, where they had been put to work. The Chief of Police will, to-day, send them back and no doubt administer a corporal infliction in the bargain.
Mayor's Court. --But little business was done in this Court yesterday. What little there was, was dispatched with a celerity that argues good results in future; for it is notorious that the Court presided over by His Honor is by no means last in getting to a decision, or leaving one after it is arrived at Jim Butler, free negro, was whipped and sent to jail for converting to his own use a carpet sack belonging to a fellow-darkey — A. Hill (white female) was required to give security for associating with sundry members of the colored fraternity and three negroes, who had trespassed with her on the promises of Harall & Co., were ordered to be whipped.
it is definitely decided that drafting must be resorted to and that too, by the 18th proximo. From New Orleans. Butler has issued another "order," declaring that where it shall have been proved on a negro's testimony that his master has tole authority of the United States, and then she forwarded a copy of the card, "with the compliments of the author," to General Butler. On Sunday she was again arrested, but on the appeal of her mother was released the same day. On Monday, for reasonst kindness; and as the fort is in superb condition, she is likely to pass the summer very pleasantly. Lt. Weitzel, of Gen. Butler's staff, was her escort to the fort, and on her trip she confessed that she had recently had occasion to change her opinion of Gen. Butler, and that she had conceived a deep respect for him. She was in capital spirits, and seemed to look forward to a residence at the fort with no little delight. The three persons whom I mentioned in my last as having been arre
Police Court, Wednesday, August 6th--Recorder Jas. K. Caskie presiding. --Samuel, slave of S. R. Price, was committed for going at large.--Jim Butler, no papers and from Petersburg, ordered 39 lashes and committed for want of a register.--Albert Tappan was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court, for feloniously selling 17 bushels of cats belonging to John A. Lacy.--James H. Ward was sent before the Hustings Court for receiving from Elizabeth Taylor a number of pieces of jewelry stolen by her from Susan Walsh, amounting value to $100.--Clinton James, free negro, arraigned for using abusive language to and striking Ro. F. Kirby, a white man, was ordered 39 lashes, and appealed from the judgment to the Hustings Court.--Sam Johnson, slave to Mrs. Brock, was ordered 39 lashes for beating James Wade, a white person.--Archibald B. Bott was fined $5 for permitting a dead horse to be and remain on his lot for three days last past.--Geo. L. West was fined $5 for allowing a nuis
The Mayor held his Court in the sweat room yesterday, and came nigh melting before he could complete his docket of the cases before him. We note the following: Solomon Parker, insolent to John D. Hicks, discharged. Macklin, slave to Dr. Jennings, of James City, aiding negroes to escape from their owners. Continued. Jim Butler, a Petersburg free negro, penitentiary convict, and graduate of the chain gang, for remaining here contrary to law, was flogged, and then sent to the chain gang. Martha A. Hobson, leaving the city as a servant, visiting the North, and returning here in violation of law, she being free. Continued. Lawrence, a slave, whipped for breaking a gas lamp. Margaret Polin, aiding Pat Coleman, a free negro, in stealing $1,200 from Martin Quinlan. Continued. Mary S. Hill, killing Jim Hodson, a free negro. No proof against her. Discharged. Spencer and Susan Norvell, free negroes, insolent to Martha Cilty. Not proved satisfactorily,