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The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1865., [Electronic resource], From
Judge Lyons's court. --This court was in session yesterday, when the following cases were considered and disposed of: Samuel Clarke, indicted for stealing a cow from Ash Levy, was convicted by the jury and sentenced to three years confinement in the penitentiary. In another case against the accused, indicted for stealing a hog from Henry Smith, he was convicted of petty larceny and sentenced to two days confinement in the city jail. The case of Reuben Morris, indicted for obtaining goods under false pretences from Samuel M. Price & Co., was continued till the March term. A Yankee deserter, named Joseph Johnson, indicted for garroting John Stokes and robbing him of eighty-five dollars, was acquitted. George W. Berry, indicted for stealing a watch from Francis M. Ray, was adjudged guilty of petty larceny and sentenced to six months confinement in jail. The court adjourned till 11 o'clock this morning.
Hustings Court. --Only one case (that of Reuben Manheim, alias Reuben Morris, charged with obtaining cloth from Samuel M. Price & Co. under false pretences,) was disposed of by the Magistrates of the Hustings Court yesterday. The accused was pronounced guilty, and sentenced to two years imprisonment in the penitentiary. The case of Ann Perrin, charged with aiding negroes to escape to the Yankees, which occupied the attention of the court on Monday, was decided in favor of the defendant, and she was acquitted. The court will meet again this morning at 10 o'clock.