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The Daily Dispatch: October 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], A national debt of
six hundred millions. (search)
Mayor's Court. --A white woman named Ann E. Thacker, a street wanderer, arrested a day or two since, was discharged from custody yesterday. Isaac Coles, free negro, without a register, was punished with stripes for drunkenness, and ordered to leave town forthwith. Henry, slave of James Royster, charged with stealing four plugs of tobacco, was punished in the usual way. Thomas Doulin, arrested for beating his wife and threatening to cut watchman Carter to pieces with an ancient cavalry sabre, was held in $150 security for good behavior, and to answer an indictment for misdemeanor. Edwin M. and James Lucas were acquitted of a charge of assaulting Myer Kracker. Milton Williams was fined $10 for permitting negroes to assemble unlawfully upon his premises. A warrant charging him with selling ardent spirits without a license was dismissed.
The Daily Dispatch: August 18, 1862., [Electronic resource], A Citizen of
Petersburg captured by the enemy. (search)
A Citizen of Petersburg captured by the enemy. --Captain Charles Ledbetter, of this city, was taken prisoner by the Yankees a day or two since, below the Confederate lines, and carried off to close confinement. In obedience to the urgent request of one or two friends, the Captain had agreed to go down the river a little distance to transact some important business, and while in the act of so doing, he was confronted and seized by Yankee pickets and hurried away. Two or three other persons in company with him at the time, were likewise taken prisoners. Among them was Mr. James Lucas, Confederate postmaster at Brandon Church.--Petersburg Express, 16th.