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The Daily Dispatch: August 24, 1864., [Electronic resource], For the benefit of Southern prisoners. (search)
Charged with stealing corn. --A negro fellow, named William, slave of Cornelius Crew, was arrested yesterday afternoon by officer Granger on the charge of stealing one bushel of corn, belonging to West, a slave of Fanny Carter. When arrested, William was at a shanty occupied by himself, and was just in the act of shoving the corn under the bed when the officer entered.
Mayor's Court, yesterday. --Recorder James K. Caskie presiding.--Daniel Sullivan, charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct in the street, was fined five dollars; Dennis Sweeney was required to give security in the sum of three hundred dollars for his good behavior in consequence of alleged cruelty towards his wife and step-daughter; William, slave of Cornelius Crew, charged with stealing a bushel of meal from Fanny Carter, was ordered to receive thirty-nine lashes; a whipping was ordered to be given Jacob, slave of George Bagby, for sleeping in the First Market; and Agnes, slave of A. Martin, was discharged for lack of evidence sufficiently strong to convict her of using abusive and provoking language towards Conrad, a little son of Paul E. Larische. The Mayor still continues confined to his room from sickness.