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The Daily Dispatch: March 30, 1864., [Electronic resource], Religion in the Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
Boating a white boy. --Abram, slave of Mr. Andrew Ellett, was yesterday arrested by officer Granger on the change of beating a white boy named Henry C. Frazier.
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 assaulting and beating John Finney. John Pitman, a very rascally free negro, was sent to the chain gang as a part of a sentence inflicted on him on a previous day fo
Mayor's Court. --The following cases were before the Mayor yesterday: Daniel, slave of Andrew Ellett, Dick, slave of R T Alvey, and Malachi, slave of Mrs. Ann Mosby, were charged with breaking into the store of Hammond Gearing, on the corner of 3d and Baker streets, and stealing one barrel of French brandy, valued at $1,000, a large quantity of bacon, candles, &c., valued at $2,000, and $400 in Confederate money. The robbery occurred on Saturday morning about one o'clock, and Gearing being aroused from his sleep by the noise which they made in the store jumped out of bed and pursued them through the back way of his premises into the street, firing twice at them as they ran, while they wheeled and fired three shots at him in return. The report of the pistols and Gearing's cries of "thief," "fire," "murder," &c, soon waked up the most of the neighbors and many of them turned out to investigate the matter. Capt. Wm E. Foster, residing one square above the scene of the robbe