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The Daily Dispatch: April 20, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Retirement of the enemy from the Blackwater region. (search)
The case of Mr. Smith --Some days ago Benjamin H. Philips and Benjamin B. Williams were examined before the Mayor on the charge of obtaining $30 in greenbacks and $200 in Confederate money from Michael Smith under false pretences, when it was testified by Smith that Phillips, under promise of putting him across the lines, witMichael Smith under false pretences, when it was testified by Smith that Phillips, under promise of putting him across the lines, with the knowledge and by the advice of Williams, took him out on the Mechanicville pike, four miles from Richmond, and there left him to shift for himself; and that after wards Williams took him down on the York River Road and turned him loose, when he was arrested and brought back to Richmond, Phillips having and still retaining hisSmith that Phillips, under promise of putting him across the lines, with the knowledge and by the advice of Williams, took him out on the Mechanicville pike, four miles from Richmond, and there left him to shift for himself; and that after wards Williams took him down on the York River Road and turned him loose, when he was arrested and brought back to Richmond, Phillips having and still retaining his money, and also his valise of clothing. Pursuant to adjournment, the case was brought up before the Mayor yesterday, when that officer decided that the larceny, if any, having been committed four miles from the city, he had no jurisdiction in the case and sent the parties to a Hanover county Justice for examination. They were ex