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The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Mayor's Court, yesterday. --Simon, a slave, was whipped for drunkenness, and committed to jail for going at large. James, a slave, for stealing sugar from his master, was ordered fifteen lashes. Jacob Purgia, a free negro, for having an unlawful weapon upon his person, was committed to jail. Ann Tonget, for a similar offence, and for threatening to kill Rebecca Trice, was ordered fifteen lashes. Matthew Egan was fined $1 for being drunk, and required to give surety for his good behavior in future. Mr. Egan said the fine was a small matter, but he would like to know what had become of $57 which he had in his pockets before he got drunk and lay down in the street. The desired information he did not obtain. Jeremiah O'Connor was arraigned. An officer testified that he had found Mr. O'Connor lying drunk in the 1st Market early Tuesday morning. "Be Jesus," was interjected by Mr. O'Connor, "but you did no such thing." He was ordered to jail, and left the pr