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sixty dollars' worth of chickens from William Henry, also free. The parties are next door neighbors, and the morning after the robbery blood was traced from Henry's hen-house into the yard of the accused, which excited the suspicion that they were the thieves. Search was made, but none of the stolen fowls were found. The Recorder did not deem the charge sustained, and thereupon discharged the accused. William, slave of Wm. Winston, charged with receiving a gold watch belonging to Martha Payne, a free negro, knowing it to have been stolen, was demanded for examination before the Hustings Court. The complainant testified that William's wife stole the watch, but she had since successfully eluded arrest. Upon the person of the accused the time-piece was found, which he acknowledged was given to him by his wife. Frank, slave of Wm. Granger, was charged with being engaged in the fifteen hundred dollar robbery, on Saturday night, at the house of Terrance Roney. In order to pr
Hustings. Court. --A full bench of Magistrates met yesterday and disposed of the following business: Burwell, slave of Thos. J. Bagby, charged with breaking into the store of Francis Passignio, and stealing a lot of tobacco, was convicted and ordered thirty-nine lashes. John P Sledd, charged with buying four cows from George Drew, a free negro, knowing them to have been stolen from Dr. Francis H Deane, was sent on for trial before Judge Lyons. Ball was allowed him in the sum of $5,000. William, slave of Wm Winston, was charged with receiving a gold watch worth $1500, the property of Martha Payne, knowing it, to have been stolen. After the evidence was gotten through with, it turning out that the offence was committed in Chesterfield, the Court ordered that the prisoner should be taken to that county for trial. The Court then adjourned to meet again this morning at 11 o'clock.
Charged with stealing a watch. --Officer Moore arrested yesterday afternoon a negro woman named Mary Evans, slave of Dr. George W. Pollard, suspected of burglariously entering the house of Nancy Payne and stealing a gold watch and chain, and one breastpin, valued at $2,000, the property of Martha Payne. The robbery was committed in June last, and shortly afterwards officer Moore traced the stolen property to a negro man engaged in the coal-pits in Chesterfields from whom he obtained it. Mary claims to be the wife of this negro fellow, and says she had been entrusted with the watch by a soldier to sell; but turned it over to him to dispose of, believing he would have a better opportunity to do so than herself.