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The Daily Dispatch: August 8, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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tified positively who were the guilty parties, and that was one of the prisoners, named George, slave of Mr. Lacy, who made the following statement: Last Monday, one week ago, a bargain was made between himself and the negroes named above (save Sam Harris) to rob Mr. Holladay's residence that night. Accordingly, between ten and eleven o'clock, they repaired thither, and after first deputing one of them to break in that portion of the house where the groceries were kept, the rest stood by ready hem. He was not the instigator of the robbery, but was a participator in it. Why he made the confession which he did was because his master told him when first arrested that if he knew anything about the robbery it was best to tell the truth. Sam Harris, he said, was not engaged with them. Upon hearing this testimony, the Mayor remanded all except Sam for examination before the Hustings Court. [Many robberies have been committed in this neighborhood lately, and the developments in this case