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Operations on the river. --On Friday last, two Federal gunboats came up James river to the neighborhood of Drury's Bluff, and commenced shelling the woods on the Chesterfield side. The boats were opened upon by Capt. French's battery, from Stafford county, and a spirited engagement was kept up for two hours or more. It is believed that the boats sustained considerable damage, for they finally gave up the contest and started off down the river. The only injury sustained on our side was by the bursting of a gun, which seriously wounded Wm. D Jackson, of Stafford. It is stated that the Yankees, in considerable force, have taken possession of Claremont, the fine river plantation of Major Wm. Allen. Whether their object is simply plunder, or a demonstration upon some point higher up the river, time will determine.
ot of bacon valued at $200, and a lot of candles of the value of $200, the goods and chattels of Wm. T. Trueman.--The accused is employed as porter in Mr. T's store, and from recent information (which was not produced in court) received by that gentleman he has no doubt that the goods missing were stolen by him. The case was continued in order to procure the attendance of witnesses. A negro woman named Rachel, belonging to H. C. Dawson, charged with assaulting and beating Thomas and Harriet French, white, on Sunday last, was, after a hearing of the statements of the complainants, ordered to be whipped. Subsequently His Honor revoked his decision and continued the matter till this morning, in order to admit further testimony. Jane, a slave, in the employ of Willie Ann Smith, a free negress, was charged with stealing one sliver waiter and teapot, one sugar bowl, six cups and saucers, one china teapot, three salt stands, one dozen plated spoons, six forks, and one table-cloth,
The Daily Dispatch: March 24, 1864., [Electronic resource], How Lincoln is running the machine in Arkansas. (search)
derick Cook, a few nights since, one vest pattern, four rolls of silk ribbon, and two neck ties. The witnesses falling to answer, the matter was postponed till a future day. Charles Pendergrass alias Green, a penitentiary convict, charged with garroting and robbing P. Augustus Haxall, of a horse and buggy, some money, one hide, &c, was remanded for indictment by the Grand Jury of the Hustings Court. From scars and cuts on the neck and hand of the prisoner, one of the witnesses was enabled fully to identify him as the party who offered the hide for sale which was stolen from Mr. Haxall. Fines were imposed upon E. M. Grant, grocer near the Second Market, for running a wagon on the street without first obtaining a license from the city; and Lorenzo Lewis, charged with permitting servants in his employ to go at large, in violation of law. Rachel, slave of H. C. Dawson, was ordered to be whipped for using insolent language toward and assaulting Thomas and Harriet French.