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The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Case of J. Francis for selling the ardent, without a license, was continued. --Case of John Wrenn, arrested by his son for fighting his wife, was continued. --Samuel Gaines, free, arrested for getting drunk and lying in the street, thought "Massa Lincoln would give him his rights," whereupon the Mayor gave him 20 as a first instalment on Lincoln's behalf — Jas. Naylor, "no place to stay," and staggering about the streets — sent to jail, and ordered to work in the Chain-Gang for 60 days.--Kate Thompson, free, was ordered 15 lashes for going about with papers out of date.--Geo. W. Burke alias Letcher, arrested for getting drunk and attempting to break down one of the Columbian Hotel doors, proved to be a dumb man with a decided penchant for "toddy." He had a letter from the Governor to the authorities of the Fredericksburg railroad, asking them to forward him to Washington, and he told the Mayor that he was going on a pilgrimage to see if Lincoln would not give him work. The Mayor sent
Mayor's Court. --The Mayor's Court on Saturday morning presented the unusual spectacle of eighteen women of ill fame huddled together in the small compartment set apart for the use of the gentlemen of the bar. The following case will explain this singular apparition: Mary Davis, Frances Mathews, Delia Williams, Drucilla Collins, Clara Coleman, Jennie Barnes, Susan Shanley, Camille Ridgely, Ellen Haxall, Mollie Smith, Kate Thompson, Sally Butler, Molly Harris, Jane Lloyd, Kate Spriggs, Anne Lyle, Sally Davis, and Selle Hastings, were charged with being idle and dissolute persons of evil faine, and being disorderly in the Varieties, a house on Franklin street, to the great disturbance of the neighborhood and people passing the streets. It appeared that for some months women of this class have been having balls in the house above described, and that the neighbors have been much annoyed and disturbed by their midnight revels. On Saturday night, the Mayor being complained to that a