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The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Police Court. --On Saturday this Court showed an improvement on several days of the same week in the number of subjects for dissection by the Head of Police. Most of the parties were of the colored persuasion; their various offences were not specially enormous in point of quality. Benjamin, slave of James McDonald, caught in the possession of five bottles of whiskey and a lot of sugar, supposed to have been stolen, was acquitted, the contrary appearing on examination.--Augustus Henderson, slave of Edward Morton, and Chas. Lindsay, a free negro, were charged with purloining a carpet bag, containing $75 worth of clothing and a watch valued at $30. The proof was sufficient to show that they took the carpet-bag with felonious intent, and introduced another hook on the watch than the one countenanced by its legitimate owner, Major D. M. Woody. They were committed for further trial.--George, slave of Wm. Causey, was punished for stealing a bag, of flour and two soldiers' shirts from