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The Daily Dispatch: March 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Henrico county Court. --The regular quarterly term of this Court commenced yesterday. The Grand Jury was sworn in and sent to their room, and returned with an indictment against Obediah Ellis for stealing a middling of bacon from Dr. John E. Woodward, and also one against George Butler for stealing a ten dollar bill from Fleming T. Harris. There was a large amount of civil business transacted. The criminal docket will be called to-day, and as it is very large we would advise witnesses and jurors to be in attendance in season. The trial of Dr. Gavinzel is the first on the docket, and if taken up will, no doubt, consume a considerable portion of the Court.
awful assemblies of slaves — were continued.--Jesse Talbott, in one case, for selling ardent spirits, was fined $60 and costs. Judgment for costs in two other cases. Talbott was also fined $25 and costs for permitting an unlawful assembly of slaves.--Cases of David H. Woodward and Jesse Shepperson, for not keeping a county road in order, and of Pat Lynch and — McCarty, for obstructing a public road, were continued.--A capias was issued to bring John P. Sledd into Court to plead on the charge of illegal voting. A summons issued against J. F. Britton for the same offence was directed to be sent to the Sergeant of Williamsburg.--Seven cases against Valentine Heckler--three for unlawfully keeping a bowling alley, two for permitting unlawful gaming at his ordinary, one for keeping a disorderly house, and one for misdemeanor, were continued, and rule awarded against absent witnesses. Obediah Ellis, indicted for petty larceny, was recognized to appear at the next term of the Cour