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The Daily Dispatch: July 26, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Mayor's Court. --The following is a list of the cases before the Mayor on yesterday: Caledonia King, a free negro, was charged with stealing one calico dress, Valued of $50, the property of Jane Scott, Jane, who is also a free negro, washed her dress some time since and hung it out to dry, but when she went to take it in there was no dress to be found. Suspecting that some person in the neighborhood had stolen it, she kept a close watch, and on Sunday morning found Caledonia wearing it. The accused was arraigned yesterday before His Honor, when she stated that she had purchased the articles in dispute at auction. She was thereupon discharged and the dress was restored to its original owner. George, slave of Wm Kennedy, and Anthony, slave of J L Turner, were charged with stealing a full suit of clothes from Hypejah Patterson, valued at $50. The evidence proved that in the absence of Patterson from the packet boat on which he is engaged, the accused walked on boar