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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones),
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The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], American affair's in
Mayor's Court. --Yesterday the following cases were disposed of by the Mayor: Michael Dolan, charged with selling a horse belonging to the Confederate States, was put upon trial. The evidence failing to substantiate the accusation, the charge was dismissed and Dolan set at liberty. Two little white boys, named Edward Clayton and George Kane, charged with breaking into and entering the house of Wm. Thomas, and stealing therefrom one pair of shoes, a pistol, one set of shirt buttons, and a gold ring, the whole valued at $150, were, after a partial examination of the evidence, sent to a county justice for final disposition, the offence having been committed beyond the jurisdiction of the city. Edward, a negro slave whose master is in the Confederate service, was arrested on the charge of persuading Davy, slave of Dr. Earley, to escapes to the Yankees. The Mayor deeming the evidence against the accused of too trivial a character to send him on, he was ordered to be
The Daily Dispatch: May 24, 1864., [Electronic resource], The War news. (search)
Highway Robbery --On Sunday afternoon, as a youth named H. C. Frayser was going up the Central railroad with a bundle of eatables, &c, for his father, who is a member of Henley's Battalion, he was set upon by three boys named Alexander Clayton, George Kane, and John Kirby, who robbed him of everything he had. They threw the little fellow down and threatened to cut his throat if any resistance was offered. These juvenile robberies have lately been of frequent occurrence, and it is to be hoped that the offenders, if caught, will receive that punishment which their conduct deserves.