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The Daily Dispatch: October 26, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Receiving stolen Brandy. --On Friday last, between the hours of 12 and 1 o'clock, a negro follow named Burwell, employed by Martin Phillips as a driver, was seen to drive up to the lumber-house door of Messrs. Wm. B. Jones & Co., on 15th street, roll a barrel of liquor into his wagon and drive off. The transaction was so bold and daring that those who saw him suspected no wrong, and made no effort to stop him. Some few hours after, Mr. E. L. Brown, one of the , on returning to the store, missed a barrel of apple brandy, containing 33 ½ gallons, and valued at $1,239.50, which he had sold Mr. A. Lockwood, and on making inquiries of the porters and clerks, discovered that none of them knew what had become of it. Extending his inquiries in the neighborhood, he learned that a barrel had been carried away in a spring wagon, and getting a description of the horse and driver, procured police assistance and started in pursuit. At a late hour in the afternoon the party came upon Burwell,
and Sarah Gormley, indicted for receiving goods from Harriet, slave to John. H. Blake, was tried and acquitted. Andrew J. Myers, selling liquor to be drunk at the place where sold, without a license. Fined $63 and costs. Charles Russell and Henry Jones, indicted for stealing, $180 worth of boots and shoes from Henry Staub, found not guilty and discharged. Richard, slave of John C. Grayson, stealing a military overcoat worth $250, found not guilty. Burwell, slave of Martin Phillips, charged with stealing one barrel of apple brandy, worth $1,265, from Wm. B. Jones &Co., was found guilty and ordered twenty lashes. Frank Pendleton, alias Barrett, violently assaulting and beating Cecilia Smith, was found guilty and fined $100. The Court sentenced him to six months in the city jail and to be employed in the chain gang. On another charge against the same party for assaulting and beating Henry C. Hazelgrove in a gaming room on 13th street, he was found guilty and f