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The Daily Dispatch: June 9, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Receiving stolen goods. --Mary and Richard Lee were before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of receiving a piece of goods stolen from John C. Shafer, knowing the same to have been stolen. Mr. Shafer's store was entered and robbed on the 17th March, most of the goods having been recovered since that time. On Saturday last Misses Eliza Sexton and Anna St. Clair were before the Mayor on a similar charge, and facts were then elicited which led to the procurement of a warrant, and the searching of Mr. Lee's house. Officers Crone, Bibb and Adams executed the warrant, and discovered a piece of alpaca, which corresponded in every respect with a piece of goods lost by Mr. Shafer. When officer Adams found the goods, Mrs. Lee picked it up and attempted to conceal it. Against Mr. Lee there was not a particle of evidence. He was not at home when the goods were found, and nothing was said to identify him with the affair in any way. For the defence Miss Margaret Lee was called, a