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The Daily Dispatch: February 13, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 19, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Hustings Court, February 12th. --Present — James K. Caskie, Recorder; Richard D. Sanxay, James Bray, Wm. W. Timberlake, John W. Beveridge. Wm. B. Smith, and George N. Gwathmey, Aldermen. Nat, a slave, owned by Caroline Garnett, and John W. Butcher, a free negro, were tried for maliciously cutting, stabbing, and wounding, on the 2d of February, Fleming, a slave, the property of Wm. J. Eppes. John W. Butcher was declared not guilty, and Nat being found guilty, was ordered 39 lashes. John Harper and John Williams were examined for committing a felony, on the 20th December last, by stealing from the Columbian Hotel a trunk, containing a lot of wearing apparel, belonging to Richard A. Cox, worth $42. The prisoners were remanded for trial before Judge Lyons. Austin Connelly and John T. Smith were examined for feloniously, and by force and violence, and by putting one Frederick J. Gardner in bodily fear, on the 7th of February, stealing, and carrying away from his person
Chicken thieves. --John, slave of Miss Julia Watkins; Phillip, slave of Dr. Hancock; Daniel, slave of Mrs. Caroline Garnett; William, slave of Mr. Marcellus Starke; and George, slave of Mr. John C. Hobsen, were before the Mayor yesterday morning, charged with stealing thirteen chickens from a negro named Shadrack. These negroes seem to have been a regularly organized band of chicken thieves, doing business on a large scale. They were caught by officers Griffin and Moore on Sunday together in a house on Marshall street, near St. James Church. In the house were found Shadrack's chickens in the act of being picked and dressed, a revolver and a long double-barrel pistol, both heavily loaded; a large assortment of burglar's tools, a grain bag of feathers, and a long military great coat much besmeared with blood. One of the crow bars fitted into the dints in the door of Shadrack's hen house, which had been broken open. In an out house in the yard was found about a bushel of chick