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The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Mayor's Court. --The following is a brief synopsis of the business transacted before the Mayor yesterday: A negro woman named Lucy, slave of Jane Nelson, was arraigned on the charge of stealing from Fanny Burnce one pitcher and a pair of china candlesticks some months since. Miss Burnes testified that about twelve months ago the articles enumerated were stolen from her room, and having reason recently to suspect the accused, a search was instituted, which resulted in finding them in her room. Lucy stated that they had been given her by another lady, who occupied the same room as Miss Burnes did. The Mayor, discovering some evidence of cander in the negro's statement, dismissed the case, and surrendered to the complainant the articles which had been stolen. A charge was made against William, slave of Peter Foster, of having in his possession twenty- five pillows, six bedticks, and one pair of boots, supposed to have been stolen. William introduced a white witness,