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The Daily Dispatch: January 9, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 22, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Local Matters. Going to the Yankees.--Detectives Jones and Reece intercepted and arrested the following negroes on Saturday night, who were making their way to the Yankee lines: Peter, slave of W. E. Tyler. of Hanover county; William, slave of R. Sedgwick, of Richmond; John, slave of Bentley Wicker, of Hanover; Aaron, slave of Neil McCurdy, of Richmond; James, slave of Mrs. Goodson, of Caroline; Edwin, slave of Alfred Dickinson, living near the Fair Grounds; Peter, slave of Mrs. Bat. Toirst were drivers of wagons, in which the other negroes were riding. They were overhauled about three miles from this city, on theNine-mile road, intersecting the military road, within the inner line of fortifications, and when Messrs. Reece and Jones came up with them, which was between 9 and 10 o'clock at night, they were set upon by three white men, who appeared to be following as escorts, one of whom snapped a pistol within a few inches of Reece's head. Finding the weapon failed to fire,
s before His Honor yesterday, though numerous, did not possess much interest. The following is a summary of those disposed of: John F. Farrer, and Ann, his slave, were charged with living together on terms too intimate to be tolerated by the laws of decency and good order; but, in the absence of any strong proof against them, they were discharged. Henry, slave of James Bagby, was ordered to receive a whipping for stealing a carpet bag, containing wearing apparel, the property of Roy Jones. Elizabeth Touget, a free woman, was charged with threatening to assault and beat Branch Jackson, a slave. The case was plainly proven, and the accused committed to jail in default of security for her good behavior. Branch Jackson, a slave, appeared to answer the charge of stealing a lot of clothing from Mary A. Brown. No proof of his guilt was adduced, and the Mayor discharged him. Fines of twenty dollars each were entered against George W. Bates, John Miller, (two cases,