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The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1865., [Electronic resource],
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Mayor's Court. --The attention of His Honor on Saturday was engrossed in hearing and disposing of the following cases: George E. Fleming, charged with stealing a pocket-book from John W. Marshall, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. Moses Harris, a slave, was arraigned on the charge of felony; but, in consideration of the absence of witnesses, the accused was remanded for further examination. Moses is one of the party suspected of breaking into Dr. Foote's residence a few weeks since and stealing therefrom a valuable lot of jewelry and clothing. The robbery took place in the day time, while Dr. Foote was out to dinner. Upon the person of the prisoner, when arrested, was found the vest, drawers and shirt which were stolen at the time. Edward and Scott, slaves of William A. Irving, charged with assaulting and beating Lewis, slave of Miss S. Skipwith, was ordered to be whipped. The case of Jim, slave of William Allen, charged with murder,
Mayor's Court. --The following cases were booked for His Honor's consideration yesterday: Moses Harris, free negro, charged with breaking into the house of Dr. Foote and stealing therefrom two trunks, containing one thousand dollars' worth of clothing, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. The case of John W. Deas, charged with feloniously shooting and killing James Clarke, on the 22d instant, was called, but, in consideration of the fact that a jury of inquest had been summoned to meet at four o'clock and investigate the matter, the Mayor declined to go into an examination till said coroner's inquest render their verdict. Charles, slave of Jane Griffin, was charged with stealing a carpet, valued at five hundred dollars, from some person unknown, and William, slave of Napoleon Burke, was charged with receiving said carpet, knowing that it was stolen. Both negroes proving a good character, and establishing a probable title to the ownership of the
Hustings Court, yesterday. --In this court, yesterday, Christian Burging, F. W. Hagerman and Henry Beckman, charged with selling liquor without a license, were each fined sixty dollars, with costs. Richard, a slave, for associating and cohabiting with Delia Mack, a white woman, and trespassing on the premises of Caroline Mack, was ordered thirty-nine lashes yesterday, thirty- nine lashes next Saturday, and thirty-nine lashes next Wednesday--an aggregate of one hundred and seventeen in all. William S. Austin, charged with the theft of two hundred dollars in Confederate money from Dr. George W. Bagby, was acquitted, and the money returned, Austin not claiming it. Moses Harris, a slave, for breaking and entering the house of Dr. Charles D. Foote and stealing therefrom one valuable trunk and clothing, was ordered thirty-nine lashes yesterday and thirty- nine lashes next Saturday. Court adjourned until this morning at 11 o'clock.