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The Daily Dispatch: March 31, 1864., [Electronic resource] 5 1 Browse Search
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e northern terminus of Ninth street, became aware that his store-room had been broken into on the previous night and robbed of thirty odd pieces of bacon. The tracks of a cart and mule in the street in front of his door indicated clearly how the thieves had carried off their plunder. Without loss of time Mr. Chiles followed these tracks until they stopped at a house at the west end of Leigh street, near Glenn & 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 t
oned elsewhere in this column. Milton, slave of Miss Mary Fox, was sent on to the Hustings Court for breaking into the room of Gen. Jerome B. Robinson and Capt. Tasitus T. Clay, last Sunday and stealing a pair of boots and some shirts belonging to the General and $75 in money belonging to the Captain. The negro was suspected from the circumstance of his being the servant in attendance on the room, and knew its arrangements, and where the Captain kept his money; and when arrested by officer Davis a part of the money was found upon him, and the stolen boots and shirts were found in the house where he slept in Screamersville. Abram, slave of Andrew Ellett, was ordered twenty lashes for striking a white boy named Henry C. Frazier. It seems the negro was at work in the yard of the gas-house when the boy made a cross mark on his back with a piece of chalk, when the negro slapped him over and kicked him. Charles Miller was fined $20 and bound over to keep the peace for assau
Runaway --$100 reward will be paid for the delivery to S N Davis & Co of a negro boy named John. He is about 18 years old, gingerbread color; he had on a black felt hat, boots tipped on the toss, and gray pantaloons, when he left Friday. He was raised in Albemarle by Dr T J Cook. Geo Turner. mh 29--5t*