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Mayor's Court. --The following cases were before the Mayor yesterday: Daniel, slave of Andrew Ellett, Dick, slave of R T Alvey, and Malachi, slave of Mrs. Ann Mosby, were charged with breaking into the store of Hammond Gearing, on the corner of 3d and Baker streets, and stealing one barrel of French brandy, valued at $1,000, a large quantity of bacon, candles, &c., valued at $2,000, and $400 in Confederate money. The robbery occurred on Saturday morning about one o'clock, and Gearing being aroused from his sleep by the noise which they made in the store jumped out of bed and pursued them through the back way of his premises into the street, firing twice at them as they ran, while they wheeled and fired three shots at him in return. The report of the pistols and Gearing's cries of "thief," "fire," "murder," &c, soon waked up the most of the neighbors and many of them turned out to investigate the matter. Capt. Wm E. Foster, residing one square above the scene of the robber
movement. In retreating, the enemy following only a short distance, they were not disposed to cultivate a too intimate acquaintance with the rear guard, having some knowledge of the men composing that force. On the return, hearing that Mosby was wounded, and at a house near by, General Gibbs, commanding reserve brigade, sent out a detachment of the First dragoons, under Captain Coppinger, of General Torbert's staff, to bring him away in an ambulance. The place visited was Dorman's mills, near Upperville, but too late. Mosby had been removed, and was dangerously wounded, according to the statements of the people residing there. The enemy gave the First division a few parting shots in Ashby's gap, firing at least a hundred shots at the command while passing through that place. Several hundred horses and cattle were captured and driven in, but there was no systematic attempt made to capture or destroy property, save in one instance, where Captain Oliver, with the
disposed of the cases before this court yesterday. Joseph Burgess, arrested and caged the evening before for drunken and boisterous conduct in the First Market-house, was fined twenty-five dollars. A negro slave, named Caroline, was ordered to receive thirty-nine lashes for using abusive and insulting language towards Elizabeth Wyatt. William Robinson was charged with stealing one pair of shoes, hat, and handkerchief, valued at one hundred dollars, the property of John B. Simms.--The evidence against the accused proving his guilt, he was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. Peter Lawson, a well-known butcher in the Second Market, was charged with purchasing dressed beef from canal boats for the purpose of reselling the same at an advanced price. In the absence of material witnesses for the side of the accused, the case was continued till to-day. Mrs. Ann Mosby, owner of a negro named Malachi, was fined for permitting said slave to go at large.
The Daily Dispatch: January 5, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation of the Governor of South Carolina. (search)
d the beef ordered to be confiscated. Thomas Anderson, a young white man, was charged with assaulting and beating Mrs. Martha Franklin, his mother-in-law, an old lady upwards of seventy years of age. The case being clearly made out, the Mayor required the prisoner to give security in the sum of five hundred dollars for his good behavior, and the like sum to answer a bill of indictment by the Grand Jury, neither of which requirements had he conformed to when the court adjourned. Mrs. Ann Mosby was fined fifty dollars for permitting her servant, Malachi, to go and a fine of ten dollars was upon Mrs. Ann Anderson for a similar offence. [In connection with these two cases, the Mayor took occasion to give some instructions to his officers with reference to the of all negroes who might be found their own time. He said that our were so blocked up by this class of negroes that a white man could hardly walk about for them; and, in his opinion, the enormous prices asked for