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The Daily Dispatch: April 4, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Mayor's Court. --Yesterday, Louisa Jenkins, free negress, was committed for trial for stealing $100 worth of clothing from Captain John Thompson.--Wm. Taylor, arraigned for threatening personal violence to Frances Peppercorn, was discharged.--Thaddeus Scott. was examined and sent on for examination before the Hustings Court, for stealing forty-four dollars and fifty cents from William H. Gentry.--William Reynolds was remanded for indictment for a violent assault on Benedict Simon.--Case of Wm. Irwin, white lad; for stealing $29 from some unknown person, was continued.--Sally, slave of S. S. Cottrell, was acquitted of using abusive language to Jules Benedict.--Mr. Wm. J. Irving was summoned up because of his son's having cut the bark of some of the trees on Capitol Square. The case was dismissed.
Scouting. --A writer says that the advance of the Federals in Tennessee has been greatly retarded by our scouts under Morgan and Scott. These intrepid fellows have performed many daring and wonderful feats. Morgan's command is an independent body of cavalry, at liberty to go and come as they please. Today they hover upon the front and flanks of the enemy; to-night they dash in upon a picket guard and capture all they do not kill; to-morrow they issue from the kills like the wind out of a cloud, and sweep before them reconnoitering parties who have ventured beyond their lines. We need more of these enterprising scouts.
City Council. --The regular meeting of the City Council was held yesterday afternoon, twelve members present. The absentees were Messrs. Stokee, Crutchfield, and Glezebreck. Mr. Scott, from the Committee of the Fire Department, presented the annual report of Lewis L. Barnes, Principal Engineer of the Fire Brigade, showing that the Brigade was called out during the year ending May 1st, 1862, fifty-nine times; the amount of property lost by fire, as far as could be ascertained, $169,430; insurance on same, $256,100; amount of property saved, $335,540. The expenses of the Department for the past year was $12,141. The report was referred to the Committee of the Fire Department. An application from Dr. P. Trent, and other physicians, for the use of Clay street Chapel as an hospital for soldiers, was rejected, after an exposition of the facts by Mr. Denoon, showing that the interests of the community would not be subserved by granting the prayer of the petitioners. Mr.
Sale of negroes. --Three free negroes, heretofore condemned by the Hustings Court to be sold into slavery on convictions for felony, were disposed of yesterday at public auction, by the City Sergeant, in front of the Court-House. Thaddeus Scott brought $860, Thos. Didamus $600, and Tom Green $100.