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The Daily Dispatch: February 01, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Legislature. (search)
Mayor's Court. --In this Court on Saturday the following cases came up for examination: The trial of a negro named Bob, charged with stealing a trunk and one knapsack, valued at $200, from A. Amacke, was postponed for the want of witnesses till this morning. James H. Wilson, alias James Toombs, was arraigned for feloniously stealing a horse from in front of Col. G. W. Stephens's office some time since. The witnesses in the case not being present when it was called, His Honor adjourned the examination till this morning. Lucy and William, slaves, were ordered to be whipped for walking the streets after hours without proper passes. Tilman, slave of Thomas P. Lambert, reported to be an escaped workman from the batteries around Richmond, was ordered to be taken to Col. Stephens, and again assigned to the duty from which he had absented himself. Pinkey, slave of R. B. Woodward, charged with using insolent and threatening language towards Mrs. Sarah Selden, was
Stealing a horse. --James H. Wilson, alias James Toombs, arrested some time since on the charge of stealing a horse from the stable of John B. Stephens, underwent an examination before the Mayor yesterday, and was sent on to the Hustings Court for further trial. The testimony of witnesses for the Commonwealth proved conclusively the guilt of the accused, not withstanding the lame assertion of a man named Henry Tillman, that he had beard, on Saturday night, John Neidham say that Toombs was The testimony of witnesses for the Commonwealth proved conclusively the guilt of the accused, not withstanding the lame assertion of a man named Henry Tillman, that he had beard, on Saturday night, John Neidham say that Toombs was innocent, and that he himself had stolen the horse. According to Tillman's testimony, Neidham had hardly disclosed to him his connection with the horse stealing before he jumped on the cars and left for Lynchburg. The Mayor paid no regard to his evidence whatever.
The Daily Dispatch: September 5, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Mayor's Court, Saturday --Recorder Caskie presiding.--James Willis and John Miller were charged with being deserters and obtaining by false pretences a box of vegetables belonging to one of the Confederate hospitals. The evidence was insufficient to convict them either of willful desertion or an intention to steal, and the Recorder therefore dismissed the charges, and turned them over to the Provost-Marshal to be forwarded to their commands. Another straggling soldier, named James Toombs, was also remanded to the custody of the military authorities for the same treatment. Richard Hodges, a free negro, and Ann, slave to some person unknown, were charged with stealing sixty-four dishes, four dozen forks, three dozen tablespoons and twenty-four tin plates, the property of the Stuart Hospital. The evidence sustained the accusation of theft against Dick, and he was ordered thirty-nine lashes; but Ann was discharged, she having been the recipient of some of the articles, uncons