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Running the Blockade. --Martha Hobson, a woman of color, and wife of Hobson the barber, was before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of having returned to this Commonwealth after having voluntarily visited Boston. Martha stated to officer Moore that she left here last summer, went North, remained there eight months, and then returned to Richmond. She was held to bail by the Mayor to answer an indictment at the next Grand Jury term of the Hustings Court. If convicted, the law wiHobson the barber, was before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of having returned to this Commonwealth after having voluntarily visited Boston. Martha stated to officer Moore that she left here last summer, went North, remained there eight months, and then returned to Richmond. She was held to bail by the Mayor to answer an indictment at the next Grand Jury term of the Hustings Court. If convicted, the law will compel the accused to enter into bond and security to leave the State, never again to return.
censes to keep ordinaries in this city till the 1st day of May, 1864. The application of Francis Baller, a free negro woman, for permission to remain in the Commonwealth, and reside in this city, was continued till the October term. Martha Hobson, a free negro woman, wife of Hobson, the barber, was recently ordered by the Mayor to receive 20 lashes for failure to pay a fee incurred by her in leaving the State of Virginia and going North, and then returning to this city, contrary to thHobson, the barber, was recently ordered by the Mayor to receive 20 lashes for failure to pay a fee incurred by her in leaving the State of Virginia and going North, and then returning to this city, contrary to the laws of the Commonwealth. To this decision an appeal was taken to the Court of Hustings, which appeal was heard yesterday, and the decision of the Mayor reversed. Martha was fined $100 and ordered to leave the State in ten days from date. Frederick Gausier, charged with larceny, was bailed to appear at the October term of this Court. The trial of Wm. A. Lambert, for assault and battery, was postponed until the October term. Wm. Steele, indicted for exhibiting the game of faro
100 dollars reward. --Ran away from Howard's Neck, Goochland co, Va, on the 5th of October, my negro man, Nelson, Said negro is about 5 feet 10 inches high, rather thin, light gingerbread color, slow in action and speech; small features, and one eye slightly bloodshot. The above reward will be paid if delivered at Goochland C H, or in jail in Richmond. He was originally from Louisa co. Jno D Hobson. oc 8--2w
Important Legal case. --A very important case came before the Mayor yesterday, which will probably get to the Court of Appeals for final decision. A free negress named Martha Hobson, for having visited Massachusetts and returned to Virginia, in violation of the law, was ordered by the Mayor to give bond in $500 to leave the Commonwealth within ten days, never to return.--From this decision appeal was taken to the Hustings Court, where the Mayor's decision was substantially sustained the Court merely reducing the amount of the bond to $100. The prisoner, when she want to Massachusetts, was given a passport by General Winder, and, returning on a flag of truce boat, was received by Commissioner Ould. Since the decision of the Hustings Court prisoner's husband has made efforts to get a passport for her, she consenting to return to the North, where her children are at school, but has been refused by the authorities.--To obey the orders of the Court, therefore, she must run the
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Sent to the penitentiary. --The two men, Carter Tadlock and William Elliott, charged with breaking into the house of Mary Stevens, in the night time, and stealing $2,500 in money, have been convicted by a jury, and sentenced to the penitentiary for two years by Judge Lyons. Richard F. Williams, a free negro, convicted of killing his brother William, a negro, convicted of killing his brother William, was sent to the penitentiary for five years, the Judge having refused to set aside the verdict. The Judge awarded a writ of prohibition in the case of Martha Hobson, sentenced to receive twenty lashes by the Mayer for refusing to leave the Commonwealth.