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aring of the evidence, ordered to receive thirty-nine lashes. James Williams, a Yankee deserter, was remanded for indictment by the Grand Jury of the Hustings Court, on the charge of stealing one pistol, worth $75, and one hat, valued at $75, from Wm. W. Johnston. James, slave of Henry Smith, charged with stealing one axe, two aprons, and two pairs of stockings from Lucy T. Torrm, was ordered to receive twenty-five lashes, well laid on. The charge against Wilson, slave of Caroline Carter, of stealing a quantity of sugar and other articles from James Lyons, was, in consequence of its originally having been before the Mayor, put off till this morning. Charles Isaacs and Richard Barny, charged with garroting and robbing Augustus Haxall on Wednesday night last, was taken up; but, on account of the absence of important witnesses, the case was put off for a future hearing. Henry, slave of Samuel Redd, and Tom, and Patrick, slaves of Buck Davidson, charged with assau
was committed to jail in default of security to keep the peace. Maria, slave of Mrs. Young, and Martha, slave of Robt. Green, were charged with stealing one thousand two hundred dollars, the property of Julius Meire, and Lucy, slave of Robert Green, was charged with receiving the same, knowing it was stolen; but there being no evidence against the accused they were discharged. The following cases were continued: Robert, slave of Royal Mason, charged with stealing clothing from Caroline Carter; Edward S. Gentry, assaulting and beating Margaret, a slave; Elihu, slave of William J. McDowell, charged with stealing boots and other male wearing apparel from Isaiah Sleet, and William Wayne, Sr., and George Cannell, charged with purchasing large quantities of fresh beef within the corporate limits to re-sell at their stalls in the First and Second Markets. Horaco, slave of the Danville railroad, was ordered to receive thirty-nine lashes for stealing a carpet-bag, containing clo
e articles for sale, stating that their mothers were suffering for something to eat, and had sent them out to sell them. Not suspecting they were stolen, and being moved to compassion by the plea put up by the boys, she purchased the goods. The Mayor delivered an elaborate lecture upon the impropriety of buying anything from little boys, and then discharged the accused. Robert, slave of Royal Mason, charged with burglary and stealing two pairs of pants, three shirts, two blankets and two pairs of socks, the property of Caroline Carter, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. In the case of certain parties, arrested for keeping a faro bank on Main street, opposite the Spotswood Hotel, the Mayor was unable to bring forward any evidence against them, whereupon they were discharged. William Mann, free negro, was charged with stealing forty pounds of beef, the property of the Confederate States. The prisoner confessed guilt and was ordered to be whipped.