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The Daily Dispatch: June 21, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 22, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ge sustained, and thereupon discharged the accused. William, slave of Wm. Winston, charged with receiving a gold watch belonging to Martha Payne, a free negro, knowing it to have been stolen, was demanded for examination before the Hustings Court. The complainant testified that William's wife stole the watch, but she had since successfully eluded arrest. Upon the person of the accused the time-piece was found, which he acknowledged was given to him by his wife. Frank, slave of Wm. Granger, was charged with being engaged in the fifteen hundred dollar robbery, on Saturday night, at the house of Terrance Roney. In order to procure the attendance of other witnesses the case was continued. Granville Montolle was fined for driving his stead in the streets at faster gait than the law allows. Montolle, who understood the witness against him to testify that his horse was galloping, stated that it was a mistake; the animal was never known to go any other gait than pace, and o
Mayor's Court, yesterday. --His Honor Joseph Mayo, Mayor, resumed his seat in this Court yesterday morning. The docket has not shown so few cases for months past, and only a few minutes were occupied in disposing of them. The following is a summary: Allen, slave of Joseph Culpeper, and Frank, the property of William Granger, were charged with the robbery of Terrence Roney, on Saturday night. Both of these negroes occupy rooms on the premises, and on the night of the robbery acted so suspiciously as to direct attention to their movements. Roney did not discover his loss till about nine o'clock, and about fifteen minutes before that time they left the lot and did not return during the night. The case was continued. Joshua Owings, sent on to the Hustings Court at a previous examination before the Mayor, but remanded back by that body on account of a mistake in the date of the commitment, was re- examined yesterday and again sent on for indictment by the Grand Jury of