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The Daily Dispatch: March 4, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The attempted robbery and murder at the Spotswood Hotel. --An examination was had yesterday at the City Hall, before Recorder Caskie, into the circumstances attending the recent attempted robbery and murder of a boarder at the Spotswood Hotel. John Moore the defendant in the case is a tall, well formed, and rather intelligent looking middle aged man. He was charged on the docket with having, on the 14th of February, feloniously and violently assaulted Armon Jacobs in the night time, at the Spotswood Hotel, and after beating him till. He was nigh extinct, robbing him of $1,000 in Confederate States Treasury notes, $630 in Virginia and North Carolina funds, and $15 in gold. It appeared that Moore and Jacob scraped an acquaintance while journeying to the city from the South. On the 14th of February the cars arrived in Richmond, and they mutually resolved to stop as the Spotswood Hotel. Prior to this Moore had made himself acquainted with the fact that Jacob was in possession o