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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones),
Two specimen cases of desertion.
Mayor's Court, Saturday. --A number of cases were disposed of by the Mayor on Saturday, of which the following is an enumeration; Anderson Jackson, free, living in the city with Powhatan papers, ordered 20 lashes and put to work on the city fortifications. Same judgment in regard to Carter Smith, a Cumberland darkey. Edward Cooper, free, from New Orleans no papers and an unlawful weapon, discharged, (a soldier servant) Joseph O'Neal, Frank Ward, Patrick Clarke, James Hickory and Thos. H. Hughes, drunken soldiers, detained in the watch-house for encumbering the streets, discharged with orders to repair to their respective camps. Jas. Wells, drunk, lying on the sidewalk, committed in default of surety. Mary Walker and Mary E. Wilson, charged with keeping a disorderly house, acquitted. Myer Myers, charged with stabbing James W. Camp and James P. Harrison, committed for further examination. Ellen Birney, charged with beating Mary Tinsley, acquitted, Wm. Kearney, drunk and inte