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The Daily Dispatch: March 21, 1865., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 18, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Mayor's Court. --The only case of interest before the Mayor yesterday was that of Pocahontas Lee, charged with being a person of evil fame and threatening to assault and beat Mrs. Robert Harvey. Both parties are young and handsome, and, as they appeared in court finely dressed, attracted much attention. This case was a family affair, in which the witnesses stated that Mrs. Harvey had been abandoned by her husband, who had gone to live with Miss. Lee. At the conclusion of the testLee. At the conclusion of the testimony, the Mayor decided to reserve his decision till Monday next. He regarded the matter as important, and would see how far public decency could be violated, and whether a man was to be permitted to abandon his wife and take up with another woman, without being held responsible to law. Martha. Green, a free negress, was charged with stealing two bales of cotton yarn from some person unknown, and also with stealing a pair of shoes, four pounds of meat and two and a half pounds of bacon,
pistol containing only a blank cartridge. Upon this, Jones left the store and obtained a warrant.] The case of Pocahontas Lee, charged with threatening to assault and beat Mrs. Robert Harvie, and being a woman of ill-fame, was again taken up. [It will be recollected that Mrs. Harvie, having reason to suspect her husband's fidelity towards her, went to Miss Lee's, in order to satisfy her suspicions and make arrangements for a divorce from him. Harvie was occupying the house with the accuse come down stairs to see his wife. Mrs. Harvie then started to go up to him, when she was met at the head of the steps by Lee, who threatened to knock her in the head with a poker if she advanced towards her. Subsequently, Mrs. Harvey had an interview with her husband, when he positively refused to live with her again.] The Mayor remanded both Mr. Harvie and Miss Lee for examination before the Hustings Court on the charge of desertion and lascivious and lewd association with each other. H