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Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 3: the man begins his ministry. (search)
hat the branding irons of the reformer had burned home with scarifying effect. Mr. Todd's answer to the strictures was a suit at law against the editors of the Genius for five thousand dollars in damages. But this was not all. The Grand Jury for Baltimore indicted them for publishing a gross and malicious libel against Francis Todd and Nicholas Brown. This was at the February Term, 1830. On the first day of March following, Garrison was tried. He was ably and eloquently defended by Charles Mitchell, a young lawyer of the Baltimore Bar. But the prejudice of judge and jury rendered the verdict of guilty a foregone conclusion. April 17, 1830, the Court imposed a penalty of fifty dollars and costs, which, with the fine amounted in all to nearly one hundred dollars. The fine and costs Garrison could not pay, and he was therefore committed to jail as a common malefactor. His confinement lasted seven weeks. He did not languish during this period. His head and hands were in fact hardly
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 6: the genius of Universal emancipation.1829-30. (search)
nding, and against the peace, government and dignity of the State. The case was pressed to an early trial, on the first day of March, the counsel for the prosecution being Jonathan Meredith and R. W. Gill, while the defence was conducted by Charles Mitchell, one of the most brilliant and able members of the Baltimore bar. Although a stranger to Garrison (on whom, as the author of the obnoxious article, the brunt of the trial fell), he generously volunteered his services as counsel, refusing alle Mr. Garrison, in noticing his death, a year later, the fertility and amplitude of his mind, and the sweetness and energy of his eloquence, it is difficult to speak in sober terms. The benevolence of his heart was as expansive as the ocean. Mr. Mitchell was a native of Connecticut, and a son of Judge Stephen Mitchell of that State (Lib. 1.111). The counsel for the prosecution, finding that the extracts from the libellous article which they had incorporated in their indictment were too wea
ounded in the breast. Hopes are, however, entertained of his recovery. The "Winchester Riflemen" lost 5 killed and 14 wounded. The bodies of the killed reached here Tuesday evening. They were Lloyd Powell, Isaac Glaize, Owen Burgess, Chas. Mitchell and Chas. Young. Capt. Nadenbousch's company, of Martinsburg, performed good service. The bodies of four of his company were sent on through here Tuesday. We were pained to learn that two of them were the sons of Holmes Conrad, Esq. Th Manor, in the face; G. Miller mortally. Missing — E. Tobin, J. Frizer, J. Turner, N. Keesecker. Co. F. Winchester--Capt. Wm. L. Clark, Jr. --Killed — Serg't E. O. Burgess, Serg't I. N. Glaize, Privates Lloyd Powell, William Young, Charles Mitchell. Wounded--Capt. W. L. Clark, Jr., in the thigh; Privates R. Meade, lost an arm; S. Barton, in the leg, McCarty, head; Kidd, back; Beatty, leg; Hobson, leg; Coontz, ankle; J. Sherrard. slightly wounded; James Rines lost a leg. Missing--Ten men,
Mayor's Court. --There were few cases of any importance before this tribunal yesterday. Mary Shiver was arraigned before his Honor, on the charge of unlawfully, but not feloniously, stealing a horse, cart, harness, and pitch fork, the property of Elisha Jackson — case dismissed.--William T. Crawford, for unlawfully assaulting and beating Lucy Curry — case continued until Wednesday next. Charles Mitchell, for stealing a coat of John M. Arnosi — committed for Hustings Court.--Honors Enright and Nora Enright, mother and daughter, for keeping a disorderly house, selling ardent spirits, and annoying their neighbors — dismissed with a reprimand — D'Orsey Ogded, for keeping the theatre called the "Varieties," without a proper license. He showed receipts for money paid for license and was discharged.--John Rowals, drunk and lying on the sidewalk — handed over to the Provos
beating Sam T Pearce, a watchman, was tried and acquitted. The Attorney for the Commonwealth, by consent of the Court, entered a nolle prosequi in the case of the boys Tom Turpin, Jim Logan, and Bob Lotsy, and they were discharged. Chas. Mitchell, charged with stealing a coat from the Columbian Hotel, was found guilty and sentenced to thirty days imprisonment. The following parties were indicted for misdemeanor: Lucien Polk, Dick Duff, Julius Sholley, Geo. W. Nelson, James Cllowing parties were indicted for misdemeanor: Lucien Polk, Dick Duff, Julius Sholley, Geo. W. Nelson, James Coggin, Thomas Tardy, John Maley, and Michael Whalery Charles Summers, Marsden Holleway alias Martin Harvey, Jos, Mitchell, and Patrick Murphy; and Casper Marsden and other composing the Richmond Typographical Society, for conspiring to extort money from the public, and especially from John M. Daniel, proprietor of the Richmond All the misdemeanor cases will be called to-day.
ver seen. The most confirmed toper, "or any other man," could not excel her in the practice of the art of absorption. William Allen, white, was arraigned for violently assaulting Wm. Palmer, a free negro. The case was continued till the 29th instant. Fuller, slave of Christian & Lea, was ordered twenty lashes for stealing a lot of meat and bread from the Arlington House. Henry M. Dock was arraigned for "walking arm-in-arm" with Mary, slave of Mr. Sheppard. An undue absorption of spiritous liquor had produced the eccentric conduct complained of. Both parties were discharged by the Mayor. The case of Charles Mitchell, for robbing Hugh B. Arnold, near the Central Depot, was called and continued for another hearing. Dick, slave of Robert Wilson, was ordered to be punished for making a raid on a lot of leather machine belting, and appropriating the same to his own use. The owner of the property can reclaim it, in minute pieces, by calling at the Mayor's office.
1st Market, on election day. Matthew Eagan was fined $1 for fighting in the street on the same day, while drunk. Thos. Thornton and Wm. E, Howell were acquitted of the charge of entering Joseph Marie's house, eating up his dinner, and refusing to pay for the same. Susan, slave of D. S. Delaplane, was committed as a runaway. Jersey Sheppardson, charged with feloniously assaulting M. W. Swain with a stick of wood, was allowed to give $500 bail for his appearance when the case should be ready for examination. William Allen was committed in default of surety on the charge of assaulting Wm. Palmer, a free negro. Wm. H. Crawford was committed for a further hearing on the charge of being a person of evil name and fame, without visible means of support. The following cases were continued: Mary F. Lilley, assaulting the infant child of Julius Schultz; Chas. Mitchell, robbing Hugh Barnold; Wm. Perry and Jas. Young, stealing wearing apparel from Mary A. Smith.
sland at a point between Gregg and Wagner. They had come down in barges through the creek west of Morris Island, obviously with the design of assaulting Gregg in the rear. Advancing in line of battle they were permitted to come very near, when a 9 inch Dahlgren opened upon them at short range with double canister. Our howitzers then commenced a fire of shrapnel and canister, while our infantry, admirably posted, poured into them a fire of musketry. Moultrie, battery Bee, and battery Mitchell also opened upon them a rapid and most demoralizing fire. This they could not withstand, and though for a very short while they maintained a fire of musketry and grape shot from their barges, they were soon forced to withdraw, seemingly much surprised, and confused by their reception and our admirable disposition. It is said that a few gained the shore, but these soon scampered to their boats, so that no prisoners were taken. The loss inflicted upon the enemy in this baffled attempt at a
Attempt to escape --our man shot. --Yesterday morning, about five o'clock, a bold attempt was made by several prisoners to escape from the city jail. Their names are Wm. Fitzgerald, G. W. Farrell. James Smith, Geo. G. Scott, Gen. Elam, Robert Burch, and Chas. Mitchell. From the officers of the prison we obtained the following particulars of the affairs. At the hour mentioned above the guard on the outside of the jail were made aware of the movements of the escaping prisoners, and stationed themselves at every point commanding a view of the jail, ready to fire at their first appearance. In a very short time Mr. Wm. Hall, one of the Mayor's police, detailed as watchman there, discovered the seven men above cited on the roof of the building, in the act of jumping down in the yard outside the walls next to the street. He was standing about the centre of the high hill leading to the Medical College, nearly on a level with the position occupied by them, and fired directly among t