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The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], Violent Assault. (search)
Violent Assault. --John and Julia Ann Pitman, free negroes, were sent to the Hustings Court by the Mayor, to answer the charge of violently assaulting Mrs. Ellen Kenan.
The Daily Dispatch: June 12, 1863., [Electronic resource], Strange
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Hustings Court. --This Court met at 10 o'clock yesterday, Recorder Caskie presiding, and disposed of the following business: John and Julia Pitman, free negroes, were tried for violently assaulting and beating Ellen Kenan, a white woman. John was acquitted, but Julia was found guilty and ordered to be punished by stripes. Wm. Jones and George H. Willie, free negroes, for robbing Mat, a slave, of a watch, were found guilty, and ordered to be sold into slavery for life. John W. Sartin and Gileon B Thompson, charged with garroting and robbing William Rowe of $40, were tried and acquitted. James Smith, Michael Holland, Patrick Livingston, Wm. Baker, Wm. Brown, and George Brown, sent on by the Mayor for garroting Philip L. Gregory, and robbing him of $87 and a silver watch, were examined.--Smith, Holland, and Livingston, were sent on to answer for felony at the next criminal term of Judge Lyons's Court. The other three were discharged. Chas. C. Pedrick was