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Hustings Court. --According to adjournment, the Hustings Court of Magistrates assembled in their court- room yesterday morning at 11 o'clock. The following business was transacted: Robert Christian, a free negro, was examined on the charge of stealing a gold watch and chain from John W. Leonard, found guilty and ordered to be sold into absolute slavery. In the cases of Joseph Maria, for receiving stolen goods, and Lafayette Trenton and Jerome Digges, indicted for misdemeanors, nolle prosequi were entered. A requisition having been made by the Governor of the Commonwealth for 160 slaves, between the ages of 18 and 45, to be furnished by the city of Richmond to labor on the fortifications, the Court ordered that the Commissioners of the Revenue inquire into the number of male slaves fit for service, and the owners thereof, and that they make their returns to the Court on the 1st day of February. The Court then adjourned to meet again this morning.
ve salt fish valued at $8, the property of Michael Wall. A negro man belonging to Mrs. Angelina Lawson, was arrested by officer Moore, upon the charge of feloniously and burglariously breaking into the store of Mr. William A Wright, and stealing a large quantity of sugar, valued at $4,000. Officer Kennedy yesterday took into custody Jane, slave of Wm. Wyatt, charged with stealing one gold chain, one apron, and one pair of earrings, valued at $50, the property of Mary Wolff. Joseph Maria, a white man, was yesterday arrested by officers Perrin and Adams for committing a violent assault upon, and attempting to shoot, Perrin while in the discharge of his official duty. A white man named Philip Bolding, while in a state of inebriation and interfering with persons in the street, was arrested by officer Baptist and put in the lock-up. Officer Granger committed to the lock up on Sunday a white woman, named Lucy Grogan, on the charge of threatening violence towards Mary
The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], How our prisoners are treated at Point Lookout. (search)
Assaulting an officer. --Joseph Maria, a white man, arrested on the charge of resisting officer John D, Perrin in the discharge of his duty, on Saturday last, was arraigned before His Honor yesterday for examination. Perrin testified that on Saturday he was sent for by Maria, and that when be arrived at his house he was informed by him that there was a negro up stairs whom he wished arrested. On inquiring of Maria the reason, he was replied to that the negro and his (M.'s) wife was packing up, preparatory to running away together. On Perrin's facing Mrs. Maria, the wife of the prisoMrs. Maria, the wife of the prisoner, however, she informed him that herself and the negro had been locked up in the same room by Maria himself, and that he had for some time been treating her badly. This testimony, in connection wiMaria himself, and that he had for some time been treating her badly. This testimony, in connection with the same which had been told him by her daughter, determined him (P.) not to act upon the summons which had carried him to M.'s house, upon which the prisoner became enraged and threatened to shoo
satisfied she had committed the theft. She was thereupon sent on to the Hustings Court for further trial. A negro boy named Henry, the property of Christopher Bowers, was ordered to be whipped for going about the streets with an improper pass in his possession. Charles Roberts, a mulatto, charged with being a Yankee prisoner, from Ohio, who had escaped from the Libby prison, will be attended to this morning. The examination of Bob, the property of R. Hatche, charged with stealing one trunk and contents, valued at $200, from A. Amacke, was continued till Friday. The examination of Joseph Maria, charged with committing an assault upon officer John D. Perrin, while in the discharge of his duty, was continued till Tuesday next. Noble, slave of Mrs. Angelina Lawson, charged with stealing, some time since, four thousand dollars' worth of sugar from Wm. A. Wright, proprietor of the American Hotel, was discharged for want of evidence connecting him with the theft.
Mayor's Court. --The Mayor had the following cases before him yesterday morning: Joseph Maria, an Italian confectioner, was arraigned on the charge of committing an assault upon officer John D. Perrin and attempting to shoot him while in the discharge of his duty as a policemen. Maria had sent for Perrin to take from Maria had sent for Perrin to take from his house a negro man whom he said he had been compelled by his wife to hire, and who was about running away with her. M. had his wife and the negro fellow locked up in a room together. Upon learning the state of the case Perrin was doubtful of his authority to make the a rest without a warrant, and therefore declined doing so. Thd M. to turn upon him, giving him a pretty severe scuffle till officer Adams came to his assistance. There being no testimony for the defence. His Honor required Maria to give security in the sum of $400 for his good behavior for twelve months. Jordan, William, and Mary, slaves, and Elluda Hunter and Francis Grandison, free
The Daily Dispatch: February 12, 1864., [Electronic resource], Visit of a British officer to Fort Sumter. (search)
, was ordered to be whipped for stealing a lot of timber from West & Bro. The charge against George Thacker, of using abusive and threatening language towards J. J. Morris, was dismissed, and the accused set at liberty. The surety for Jos. Maria, held to bail a few days since, becoming uneasy lest his confidence had been misplaced, and he would be compelled to pay the bond, declined further to stand sponsor for Maria, and handed him over to the law. The case was called yesterday by thet & Bro. The charge against George Thacker, of using abusive and threatening language towards J. J. Morris, was dismissed, and the accused set at liberty. The surety for Jos. Maria, held to bail a few days since, becoming uneasy lest his confidence had been misplaced, and he would be compelled to pay the bond, declined further to stand sponsor for Maria, and handed him over to the law. The case was called yesterday by the Mayor, when other security was promptly offered and accepted.