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Arrested for Disloyalty. --William Gunn, Lewis Warner, David Childress, and Mrs. Ann Perrin, were arrested yesterday by the Confederate States detectives, and committed to Castle Thunder, on the charge of aiding and abetting in the escape to td Childress had carried off two servants, and also admitted that they had been paid a consideration for so doing; that Mrs. Perrin, at whose house Childress resides, had received six silver table spoons from Mrs. Mayo's girl, and that Mrs. Ann PerriMrs. Ann Perrin had gotten himself and Childress to carry Sarah off. Subsequently to her arrest Mrs. Perrin admitted that she had received the spoons and a silk dress from the two servant girls who had been arrested. Mrs. Mayo, upon been informed of the arreMrs. Perrin admitted that she had received the spoons and a silk dress from the two servant girls who had been arrested. Mrs. Mayo, upon been informed of the arrest of the parties and recovery of the goods, fully identified the spoons as her property.
Arrested for Disloyalty. --William Gunn, Lewis Warner, David Childress, and Mrs. Ann Perrin, were arrested yesterday by the Confederate States detectives, and committed to Castle Thunder, on the charge of aiding and abetting in the escape to td Childress had carried off two servants, and also admitted that they had been paid a consideration for so doing; that Mrs. Perrin, at whose house Childress resides, had received six silver table spoons from Mrs. Mayo's girl, and that Mrs. Ann PerriMrs. Ann Perrin had gotten himself and Childress to carry Sarah off. Subsequently to her arrest Mrs. Perrin admitted that she had received the spoons and a silk dress from the two servant girls who had been arrested. Mrs. Mayo, upon been informed of the arreMrs. Perrin admitted that she had received the spoons and a silk dress from the two servant girls who had been arrested. Mrs. Mayo, upon been informed of the arrest of the parties and recovery of the goods, fully identified the spoons as her property.
Mayor's Court. --The proceedings in this court yesterday morning were, as they have been for the past week, of little interest. We give the following summary: William St. George Gunn, charged with feloniously aiding and conniving at the escape of a slave, named Mary, the property of Mrs. Gamble, was again up for a hearing; but, in consideration of the absence of witnesses material for the defence, the case was further postponed. Ann Perrin and John E. Hicks were also up as accessories to John's crime.--These cases were similarly disposed of. James Golden, William Sedgwick, Lewis Benedick and Harriet Powers were summoned to show cause why they should not be fined for permitting water to escape from their hydrants.--Some of the parties were fined and others were dismissed. The following negroes were ordered to be whipped: Ellick, slave of Aaron Jeffries, charged with trespassing upon the premises of Peter Reynolds and stealing therefrom one pair of shoes and on
in the street. The continued case of Mrs. Ann Perrin, charged with running slaves through the rested, he (Gunn) stated that he was merely Mrs. Perrin's agent in the matter of running negroes through the lines, and that Mrs. Perrin had received half a dozen silver spoons from one negro and a Detectives Reese and Craddock, and arrested Mrs. Perrin. The accused acknowledged that she had ther for assisting a negro through the lines. Mrs. Perrin hesitated, at first, in her answer, and theThose silver spoons." After a little while, Mrs. Perrin said that the spoons were at the house of a called him out. When Blankinship appeared, Mrs. Perrin said, "Let me have those spoons that I gavehe spoons out and delivered them to Reese. Mrs. Perrin claimed that the spoons were brought her byr the negro woman who brought the spoons to Mrs. Perrin were free or not; but the other, who broughMr. Halsey. Mrs. Counsels, daughter of Mrs. Perrin, testified that the dress was bought by her[1 more...]
Mayor's Court, yesterday. --Ann Perrin, sent on to the Examining Court upon the charge of plotting and aiding in the escape of slaves from their owners to the enemy, was in this court again yesterday for the consideration of the question of bail. The Mayor said he would admit accused to bail in the sum of three thousand dollars, which had not been given when the court adjourned. Thomas Stratton and Edward Curtin, charged with burglary in entering and robbing the chamber of Misses Emma Smith and Kate Lloyd of sundry articles, valued at two thousand dollars, were up again for the hearing of the evidence of Ella Christian, who was brought in on an attachment. Her evidence was such that the Mayor felt constrained to remand both of the accused for trial, admitting them to bail in the sum of five hundred dollars each, which was given by the fathers of the accused. Andrew J. Mahone, charged with the theft of sundry articles of clothing and cutlery from Conrad Bender, to the
Hustings Court. --The following cases were disposed of before the Hustings Court of Magistrates yesterday: Noah D. Reed, charged with violently assaulting and robbing David Currie, was examined and discharged. In the case of William St. George Gunn, charged with felony, a nolle prosequi was entered and the prisoner was discharged. George W. Berry, charged with stealing a silver watch, the property of Francis M. Rhea, was sent on for trial before Judge Lyons. Ann Perrin, charged with advising Vina, slave of John D. Holstead, to escape from her owner, was also sent on for trial before Judge Lyons. The Grand Jury made the following presentments: Owen Miledowne, for receiving stolen goods, knowing them to have been stolen. William H. Harrison, for larceny. The court thereupon adjourned till 12 o'clock to-day.
Judge Lyons's Court. --Before Judge Lyons, yesterday, the following cases were considered: William Behle, claiming exemption from military service on the ground of being a foreigner, was remanded to the custody of his captain, he having failed to prove the facts of his petition. Gideon T. Bradly, petitioning under habeas corpus for discharge from service on the ground of being over fifty years of age, established his title and was discharged. The cases of Ann Perrin, charged with conniving at the escape of slaves from their owners, and William Daley, charged with the murder of Philip Harney, were continued till the next term. The court will meet again this morning at 10 o'clock.
Judge Lyons's Court. --The time of this court, yesterday, was taken up in the consideration of the case of Ann Perrin, a white woman, charged with inciting slaves to abscond from their owners.--The case occupied the attention of the Judge till a late hour, when its further consideration was postponed till 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.