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The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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caught in the possession of five bottles of whiskey and a lot of sugar, supposed to have been stolen, was acquitted, the contrary appearing on examination.--Augustus Henderson, slave of Edward Morton, and Chas. Lindsay, a free negro, were charged with purloining a carpet bag, containing $75 worth of clothing and a watch valued at $30. The proof was sufficient to show that they took the carpet-bag with felonious intent, and introduced another hook on the watch than the one countenanced by its legitimate owner, Major D. M. Woody. They were committed for further trial.--George, slave of Wm. Causey, was punished for stealing a bag, of flour and two soldiers' shirts from the St. Charles Hospital.--John Mitchell, a free darkey from South Carolina, was permitted to make himself invisible on the production of certain papers, showing his right to freedom. --Sally Ann Finney, free negress, was punished for offering to bribe one of the city police, who had taken her up for some petty offence.