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The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Stabbing affair. --Nat. Cosby, a mulatto waiter at the Exchange Hotel, was carried before the Mayor yesterday, charged with stabbing Fleming, a negro employed at the City Hall, in the back, on Governor street, Saturday night. Fleming testified that in consequence of the crowd at Metropolitan Hall, in coming out he was pushed against Nat, who, with several colored compatriots, threatened vengeance; that Nat, followed him up the street, and when he attempted to cross ran up behind him and inserted the knife in his back. He and another small darkey positively identifies Nat.Per contra, the latter protested he never had a knife in his possession on Saturday night. Afterwards three witnesses were introduced, who proved that since the stabbing, John Gamble, a free boy known to have been with Nat's party, had been to the hotel, shown a bowie-knife, and proclaimed himself the offender. The case was continued, and the police were directed to search for John Gamble. Nat, was sent to jai