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The Daily Dispatch: March 31, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Davis's brickyard, occupied by a negro woman named Adeline, who belongs to Mr. Waddy Davis. The services of officer Jenkins being obtained, this house was searched and fifteen pieces of the stolen bacon found concealed between the flooring and the ground. The floor had been securely nailed down, and had to be ripped up with a pickaxe.--When the meat was found Adeline confessed that it had been brought there by three negro men — Jim, the slave of Robert Trower, Andrew, the slave of Mrs. Elizabeth Craven, and another, named Cornelius — and that Cornelius had carried part of the meat to his house. James and Andrew being found in the neighborhood were, with Adeline and the fifteen pieces of bacon, brought before the Mayor, who committed them until this morning, hoping that in the meantime Cornelius would be arrested and the balance of the meat recovered. The shoes of the two negro men correspond by measurement with tracks in Mr. Chiles's yard and in the street before his door. Corne