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The Daily Dispatch: September 15, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Moore saw Pizzini go up to the owner of the cart in which the peaches were, and, after holding some conversation with him, then walk off. Soon after, a gentleman wished to purchase some of the fruit, but the owner stated that they were all sold. Suspecting that Mr. Pizzini was the man who had bought them, Mr. Moore watched around, and finally saw the countryman hitch up his cart and drive to Pizzini's store. The officer then went in and seized them. Moore stated that Pizzini had been in the habit of coming to market very early every morning and buying up the best fruit before the people began to collect there, and once before he had found him making purchases, but did not report him because J. P. Tyler, the clerk of the market, interfered and let him off. The Mayor fined Mr. Pizzini fifty dollars and confiscated the peaches. Beverly Gibson, a youth, was fined for throwing stones in the streets. A number of negroes, charged with petty offences, were ordered to be whipped.