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The Daily Dispatch: August 12, 1863., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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lave 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, and acquitted. The Mayer is anxiously longing to get into Market Hall, where those in attendance will not be packed together this excessively hot weather, and where he will be relieved of the sufferings incident to his imprisonment in
Hustings Court. --The following persons were tried before the Hustings Court yesterday: Major George was fined $10 and costs for permitting his servant Mary to go at large. Wm. W. Jones and Wm. Peasley, indicted for unlawful gaming, plead guilty and were fined $30 and costs. John T. Chambers, attempting to shoot Wm. Mitchell, nolle prosequi entered on payment of costs. Fleming, slave to Lucy Horton, stealing tea and candies from the C. S. Government, ordered 39 lashes. Michael Harrington, receiving money of Pat Coleman, a free negro, stolen from Martia Quinlan, knowing the same to have been stolen. Sent on for trial before Judge Lyona. Richard F. Williams, free negro, killing his brother, Wm. H. Williams, on 23d July. Sent on for trial before Judge Lyons.
Felony. --Margaret Tolin, a white women, arrested on the charge of receiving $50 of Pat Coleman, which was stolen of Martin Quinlan, knowing the same to have been stolen, was examined before the Mayor yesterday. Two witnesses testified to seeing the prisoner with Pat, and that she purchase a dress to fit him, paying for the same out of a $50 note.--The examination was adjourned.