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The Daily Dispatch: May 27, 1863., [Electronic resource], Financial and Commercial. (search)
Mayor's Court, May 26th. --Peter James, free negro, from Petersburg, drunk and disorderly in the street was ordered 15 lashes and sent to the chain gang. John C Conners, charged with stealing one coat of the value of $50, and $5.90 in money, from John P. Castner, was examined and sent before the Hustings Court. John Smith, white, charged with stealing whiskey and cigars of the value of $200 from Wm H. Travis, was examined and acquitted of the charge of felony, but committed to jail for want of security to keep the peace and be of good behavior. Irvington slave of Mrs. M. Clopton, was ordered five lashes for smoking a cigar in the street. Chas. A. Lathrop, charged with getting drunk and lying down in the Theatre, was fined one dollar. Ishmael Roberts, a free negro, underwent an examination for felony. The charge against Roberts was that he assaulted and beat a darkey, servant of a soldier, and robbed him of a gold watch. The charge was not sustained by
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the
President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
Deserved Punishment. --By order of Chief-of-Police Reuben T. Seal, thirty lashes were applied yesterday afternoon to the bare back of a negro wagon driver, named James, slave of William H. Brooks, arrested on the charge of driving his team at a killing pace, in violation of a city ordinance. During the progress of the team down the street, the fellow dashed across the sidewalk, running against a lady who happened to be crossing, whereby she was knocked down and seriously injured.