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Caution. --The public are cautioned not to receive or trade for a note of mine, for, $1,135, dated 19th December, 1860, at 6 months, endorsed by J. Peyton as security, given R. V. Gaines and Thos. Watkins, as Trustees for Wm. J. Watkins, for purchase of two slaves. One of the slaves proving unsound, of a disease inherited, (scrofula,) I decline to pay said note, at maturity, and will require legal process to compel me. Fleming Morgan. fe 27--6t
Caution. --The public are cautioned not to receive or trade for a Note of mine, for $1,185, dated 12th December, 1860, at 6 months, endorsed by J. Peyton as security; given R. V. Gaines and Thos. Watkins, as Trustees for Wm. J. Watkins, for purchase of two slaves. One of the slaves proving unsound, of a disease inherited, (scrofula,) I decline to pay said note, at maturity, and will require legal process to compel me. Fleming Morgan. fe 27--6t
Almost a fight. --The vicinity of the Exchange Hotel was the scene of considerable excitement yesterday, about 5 o'clock, produced by a misunderstanding between Messrs. Fleming Morgan, of this city, and Paul Howard, of Baltimore. Weapons were drawn, but luckily not used. Bail was afterwards given by the parties for an appearance before the Mayor this morning.
rborn and James Kirk. [A large number of Ordinary keepers have not renewed their licenses, and the Court sits to-day for the purpose of renewing them.] The case of Elijah, slave of Stephen Hunter, for burglary, in breaking open Jas. H. Beagleston's store-house, and stealing $300 worth of groceries, was continued until the next term. E. Beathy was tried for misdemeanor. The jury failed to agree and were discharged. The defendant was then let off on payment of costs. Richard Morris, alias Richard Johnson, was tried for stealing a lot of chickens, of the value of $3. of Ro. E. Johnson, of King William county. He plead guilty, and was sentenced to one day's imprisonment. He had been in jail four months. The Grand Jury found a true bill against David W. Hughes for permitting an unlawful assembly of slaves and illegal gaming in his house, and against Fleming Morgan and Jas. Howard, for an affray in a public street. The Grand Jury were then discharged for the term.
ing discharged, was told by parties from Manchester that if he put his foot on that side of the river he would be swung up instanter. He has been regarded as a trustworthy negro heretofore, and though free has a slave wife, the property of Mr. Fleming Morgan, who owns a dozen of his children. So convinced is Mr. M. of his honesty, that he has aided Smith in making application to be sold into slavery, so that he might remain near his children, Mr. M. intending to buy him. The difficulty in the tanter. He has been regarded as a trustworthy negro heretofore, and though free has a slave wife, the property of Mr. Fleming Morgan, who owns a dozen of his children. So convinced is Mr. M. of his honesty, that he has aided Smith in making application to be sold into slavery, so that he might remain near his children, Mr. M. intending to buy him. The difficulty in the street Monday evening between Morgan and Mr. Howard, of Manchester, was in relation to the above matter, as we are informed.
eeze in the N. Y. Assembly on Friday morning, caused by the receipt of a bath of Executive communications. The Governor transmitted the secession ordinances of Georgia and Alabama, the resolutions of Georgia and Tennessec denouncing the offer of military aid by New York to the General Government, and the resolutions of Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, tendering aid to the Federal Government to sustain the laws. These were all ordered to be printed and laid on the table. Governor Morgan then transmitted the following resolution of the General Assembly of Virginia. Resolved. That the Governor of Virginia return the resolutions of the Legislature of New York to the Executive of that State, with the request that no such resolutions be again sent to this General Assembly. Passed House of Delegates, Jan. 17, 1861. Wm. F. Gordon, Jr., C. H. D. This brought out a sharp discussion, during which the Republicans were partienlarly canstic. The resolution
A Speck of War. Albany, N. Y., Feb. 5. --Gov. Morgan is said to have received a message from Gov. Brown, of Georgia, demanding the immediate return of the arms taken from the steamer Monticello, at her wharf in New York. Gov. M. has not yet replied.
ously devised machine called "shove-it-up-a-spout." Mr. Allen was released on bail to appear before the Mayor on Monday. The second party, led by officer Reuben T. Seal, entered the house of Richard Copeland, on Main street, opposite the Spotswood, and took the proprietor into custody, together with his table, hips, cards, twenty-eight dollars and twenty-five cents in money, and the negro door-keeper. The third party, under the lead of officer Wm. N. Kelly, went to the house of Fleming Morgan, on 14th street. Whether the proprietor "smelt a mice" or not, we are unable to say; but the policemen found the place deserted. and nothing left to confiscate. On Saturday morning, Richard Copeland appeared at the Mayor's Court, accompanied by his counsel, M. Johnson, Esq., to answer a charge of keeping and exhibiting a game called faro-bank. There was no point of special interest in the testimony, except on occasional difference of opinion between the Mayor and Mr. Johnson touch