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The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important correspondence — resignation of General Walker. (search)
C. S. District Court. --No business of importance was transacted in this Court yesterday. An order was made that the next session of the Court commence on Tuesday, the 5th inst., when, it is understood, the question of the constitutionality of the sequestration law will be argued. Powhatan Roberts yesterday qualified to practice as an attorney.
Robbery. --On Saturday night last the bar-room of William A. Porter, opposite the Spotswood Hotel, was broken, into and robbed of seven gallons of whiskey and, a lot of cigars, valued at $1,000. A negro named William, slave of Powhatan Roberts, has been arrested and locked up, charged with the theft.
The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], The repulse of the raiders Near Charlottesville. (search)
Mayor's Court. --The Mayor's docket yesterday morning was a very long one; but the cases were of a trivial character. The following summary embraces only those of interest: John W. Mathews, white, charged with being an idle, dissolute person, and having no visible means of support, was, after a hearing of the testimony against him, ordered to be carried to the Provost Marshal. The evidence against William, slave of Powhatan Roberts, charged with entering, by force, the bar room of William A. Porter, and stealing therefrom seven gallons of whiskey and a lot of cigars, valued at $1,000, was of such a character as to determine the Mayor of his guilt in the matter, and he was therefore ordered a whipping. Augustus Duckett and Frederick Stats were required to give security for their good behavior for twelve months, on the charge of using insulting and abusive language towards, and threatening to boat, Mary Gallager. William and Net, slaves, were ordered to be whip
The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Federal Excursion into Florida. (search)
ions from some person unknown, and being persons of evil fame, were sent to the chain gang. The parties claimed to be industrious, respectable citizens, and represented that they were at this time in Government employ; but the police, having some knowledge of Kennedy's previous character, soon made it known that he was a fellow of bad character. Leathers was not so well known; but His Honor judged him by the company in which he was found, and therefore awarded the same punishment to both. Robert, slave of Powhatan Roberts, was whipped for stealing in the Second Market, yesterday morning, a piece of bacon belonging to James Walsh, a huckster. Fines were imposed upon Virginia Fraylor for permitting her son to shoot birds in the street, and Mrs J Strobe, whose slave has been allowed to go at large contrary to a city ordinance. Several other parties were fined for permitting nuisances to remain on their premises, after which the Mayor's leves was adjourned till this morning.
The Daily Dispatch: October 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], Vice President Stephens's views upon peace movements. (search)
ourt commenced yesterday, when the following business was transacted: Thirty nine lashes apiece were ordered to be inflicted upon Ralph, slave of William Turner, and Willis, slave of Richard James, charged with stealing $3,000 in gold from Joseph Brummel; Dick, slave of Francis H. Smith, and Cyrus, slave of William Scott, charged with stealing five hundred pounds of bacon from William H. Chastain; and Mary, slave of W. Pollard, charged with stealing one gold watch, the property of Powhatan Roberts. John Francis, charged with robbing Philip Lyberger of three hundred and eighty dollars in Confederate money, one silver watch, and a large lot of valuable clothing, was remanded for further examination before Judge Lyons. James Dawson, charged with stealing four ten dollar notes from Robert H. Walton, was acquitted. Patrick Martin, charged with stealing one mule belonging to the Confederate States, valued at one thousand dollars, was remanded to jail in default of secur