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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 118 (search)
The Daily Dispatch: January 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], The National crisis. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: January 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Anti-abolition mob at
Mayor's Court. --On Saturday the transactions were limited. A negro named Ben Harris was sentenced to undergo thirty-nine stripes, for striking Claiborne, slave of Chastain White, a tremendous blow on the head with a tobacco lever, which would have cracked the skull of anything but a negro. An abandoned woman, arrested for disorderly conduct, was discharged with an admonition, as were also two white men, arrested for drunkenness.