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The Daily Dispatch: February 22, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 23, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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arrest. The room of Capt. T. L. Spencer was entered on Friday night, and one carpet--bag and contents, valued at $150, together with two pairs of shoes and one pair of boots, worth from two to three hundred dollars, were stolen therefrom. Having some reason to suspect Elvira, slave of Shelton S. Goode, as the thief, officers Morris and Chalkley arrested her on Saturday night last and lodged her in the lower station-house for safe-keeping. A negro man named Dick, the property of Jane Gaines, was arrested on Saturday afternoon, charged with stealing several pounds of butter, valued at $80, from Mrs. Sarah A. Walfinn. Capt. Pleasants arrested Saturday night a negro fellow belonging to John Bagnall, charged with stealing a large quantity of lard from his owner. An attempt was made to break into the stall of Mr. Charles Bates, at the Second Market, on Saturday night last; but the thief, becoming frightened at some person passing along the street, took to his heels befo
-The absence of testimony induced the Mayor to continue the case till this morning. Wm. H. Duke was charged in two cases of exhibiting the game of faro, in violation of a recent law of the Commonwealth.--Owing to the absence of important witnesses, the 2d day of March was designated as the proper time for the final disposition of the case, so far as the Mayor is concerned.--The accused was held to bail in the sum of $7,000 to appear. The charge preferred against Dick, slave of Mrs. Jane Gaines, of stealing from Mrs. Sarah A. Walfinn one roll of butter, valued at $15, was taken up, and the testimony resulting in his conviction, he was ordered to be whipped. Joe, slave of Armistead Braxton, was ordered to be whipped for unlawfully entering the house of Washington, slave of John Fisher, on the night of the 20th inst. A fine of $10 was imposed upon J. V. Ramos, charged with a violation of law in renting to a slave, without permission from his owner, a room on his premis