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The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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his position, denied knowing what had become of them. Under these circumstances, Miss Tate procured a warrant for his arrest. The Mayor sent the accused on for examination before the Hustings Court, allowing him bail in the meantime for his appearance. A soldier named William Werth was charged with stealing a horse, valued at $1,500, the property of Vincent Camalier; but in the absence of material witnesses the case was postponed till Saturday and the party committed to jail. Polly Jacobs was charged with stealing a pocketbook, containing twenty-five dollars in Confederate States notes and six dollars in Yankee greenbacks, the property of a free negro man named Samuel Forsyth. Polly, when called to the stand, made a statement which threw the guilt upon a negro named John, slave to Samuel Forsyth. John was, therefore, ordered to be whipped and Polly discharged. Jacob MÅ“bus preferred a charge of trespass against Mary, slave of William Allen. Upon a hearing of the cas