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The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], The French Press on the Southern Confederacy. (search)
Mayor's Court. --The Mayor yesterday disposed of a number of cases, in a majority of which, as usual, the colored folks figured prominently. Albert, slave of M. Mangum, was ordered 39 lashes for substituting a formidable slung-shot for a pass. Jim Harris, free, was ordered the same punishment for having a "fancy colored ball" at his house. There were seventeen darkies at the party aforesaid, and the "perlice" captured them. We might add their names, and the fact that they were admonished in the usual way, but it is unnecessary. A musky odor pervaded the Mayor's sanctum yesterday, and there was much darkness prevalent. In addition to the above, Stephen, slave of Wm. Breeden, was whipped for giving a forged pass to Taylor, slave of Kersey & Davis. Pat and Ann Ri, for preventing Mike O'Neil from moving his goods from his own house, were required to give security for their good behavior.
ve been stolen at different periods from there, and having reason to suspect a negro in his employ, belonging to Jones & Stater, as the thief, a trap was to catch him, which proved successful. In order to make the fellow divulge the named of his accomplices and the place where the stolen property was carried, Capt Egave him the whipping complained of. Joe, slave of Mrs. Dimmock, charged with stealing two sheets and one jacket from John S Moore, was ordered to be whipped. The following cases were continued on account of the absence of witnesses; Booker, slave of Tazewell Perkins, charged with stealing six bags of corn, and Charles and Jim Harris, free negroes, charged with starling a large quantity of flour from some person unknown. Lewis, slave of James Ford, arrested without a proper pass, and supposed to be a runaway, was committed fill such time as his owner can be communicated with. Robert, slave of James M Carrold, was also committed upon the same charge.
Lawn Hospital, and being well cared for. The Yankee loss, all told, cannot fall short of five thousand men. Their officers, under flag of truce yesterday, acknowledged that they had about three thousand wounded in their hospitals. This, with eleven hundred prisoners and the seven hundred dead of the army, will very nearly approximate five thousand. I mentioned in my last that whilst Mahone was engaged in retaking the line which had been temporarily lost by Bushrud Johnson, the enemy on Harris's front demanded the surrender of his picket line. The following is the modest document covering the demand. For the amusement of the reader I will give it: --headquarters 1st brigade,1st division, 5th Army Corps, Fort Pillow, July 30, 1864. "To the Enemy's Pickets: "The Colonel commanding brigade directs me to say that if the pickets on our front come into our lines as prisoners we will not fire a shot at you, but if you stay as you are we intend shelling every rifle-pit, and
from his Honor's decision and was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. In the absence of Mr. Tucker from his cart, at the market yesterday, Pug took his stand beside it and commenced selling his shad without any authority to do so. When he had sold four of them Mr. Tucker again returned to his cart, but before he reached it the fellow espied him coming and slipped off with the proceeds of his sales. The following cases were continued in consequence of absent witnesses: Jim Harris and Charles Harris, free negroes; William, slave of Fanny Wingo, and William, slave of Louisa Burton, charged with burglariously entering the house of Alexander R. Holiday in the night time and stealing six thousand dollars' worth of flour, tobacco, candles, sugar, lard, & William, slave of the estate of Robert Walker, dec'd, and Robert Delaney, a free negro, charged with stealing and receiving money and checks to the amount of $4,300, stolen from the mail car of the Danville railroad, at