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testimony of the witness. The testimony for the Commonwealth being heard, a strong case was made out against the prisoners, who were committed to jail to be further examined before the Hustings Court on the second Monday in April next. Joseph Gaines, a free negro, was brought up for examination, on the charge of stealing a coat, worth $50, the property of John Mc enough--Owing to the absence of a material witness the case was continued until Thursday to which time Gaines was committed tocase was continued until Thursday to which time Gaines was committed to jail. Joseph Tougett, arrested for going about without a copy of his register, was discharged by the Mayor. George Allen, a soldier, arrested as a deserter, was sent before the Provost Marshal. Joseph, slave of Thos. H. Dunn, was ordered 25 lashes for having in his possession four sheets, three candles, and a lot of beef, supposed to have been stolen, as he could not account for how he obtained the articles.
The Cages. --At the Cage yesterday, the following parties were imprisoned, viz:--Wm. Howard, white man, charged with stealing a blanket and sheet, the property of George J. Seammel; and Joseph Gaines, a free negro, charged with stealing a buggy and a lot of other property, valued at over $1,000.
Sent to the Penitentiary. --A free negro named Joseph Gaines was arraigned before the Hustings Court of Magistrates yesterday, on the charge of stealing, on the 15th day of December last, one buggy, of the value of $1,000, from John W. Frayser; three mules, valued at $1,000 each, and one sorrel horse, worth $500, the property of the Confederate States of America, besides several other articles of greater or less value.--The evidence proved the guilt of the negro, and he was sent to the Penitentiary for the term of two years. The Court was very much in favor of selling him into slavery; but it being stated that he was a good blacksmith, they thought it best to put him where the State could receive some benefit from his services, and therefore he was sentenced as above mentioned.