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The Daily Dispatch: January 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], Speech of U. S. Senator Benjamin on the Crisis. (search)
, &c., be had from any of them. At the Town Hall the examination of a lot of negroes was progressing before Justice Spencer Hancock, they having been arrested that morning by Constable B. A. Moody on a warrant issued by Justice J. Hobbs, on the oath of Mr. James B. Vaughan, who stated therein that he had good reason to believe that George Howlett, Wilson Howlett, Peter Howlett, Becky Howlett, Sarah Howlett, Margaret Howlett, (free,) Martin, Jim Wortham, Philip Randall, Warner Clarke, Laura Rhodes, and Robertson Shuter, (slaves,) did, on the night of Thursday, December 27th, meet at the kitchen of said Jas. B. Vaughan, and did, then and there, talk of and make arrangements for an insurrection against the white inhabitants of the county of Chesterfield. Philip Randall, an old negro owned by Mr. Wm. Gray, appeared to be most deeply implicated in the use of incendiary expressions.--Fanny Tucker, slave of Mr. Vaughn, who "blowed" on the negroes, testified that there was a party at