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The Daily Dispatch: July 26, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Mayor's Court. --The following is a list of the cases before the Mayor on yesterday: Caledonia King, a free negro, was charged with stealing one calico dress, Valued of $50, the property of Jane Scott, Jane, who is also a free negro, washed her dress some time since and hung it out to dry, but when she went to take it in there was no dress to be found. Suspecting that some person in the neighborhood had stolen it, she kept a close watch, and on Sunday morning found Caledonia wearing it. The accused was arraigned yesterday before His Honor, when she stated that she had purchased the articles in dispute at auction. She was thereupon discharged and the dress was restored to its original owner. George, slave of Wm Kennedy, and Anthony, slave of J L Turner, were charged with stealing a full suit of clothes from Hypejah Patterson, valued at $50. The evidence proved that in the absence of Patterson from the packet boat on which he is engaged, the accused walked on boar
n in this case, that the communication of the Mayor and the action of the Council on this subject, together with this report, be published twice in each of the daily newspapers of the city. Respectfully submitted, N. B. Hill, Chairman Committee of Police. Richmond, July 31st, 1864. The report was read and adopted by the Council by ayes and noes, as follows, to wit: Ayes.--Messrs Clopton, Crutchfield, Denoon, Griffin, Glazebrook, Hill, Randolph, Richardson, Stokes and Scott--10 Noes.--Messrs Epps and Walker--2. A. W. Morton Chamberlain, and Clerk of Council. Chamberlain's office,Richmond, May 22, 1864. At a meeting of the Council, held on the 13th day of June, 1864, the following communication was received from the Mayor of the city and read, to wit: Richmond, June 13, 1864. To the President and Members of the City Council: Very early in the morning on the 11th May, 1864, when a very large Yankee force, under the command of Gen.