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The Daily Dispatch: July 28, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Mayor's Court. --The Mayor yesterday had before him the following cases for his consideration: James H. Marshall, a respectable looking white man, was charged with stealing a purse containing $9 in specie and $42 in Confederate money from Mrs. Mary Wade. The plaintiff stated that in her absence from home, on Sunday morning last, the accused entered her house and abstracted the purse and its contents. A warrant was gotten out and placed in the hands of Lieut. Baptist, of the night police, for execution, whereupon that officer went in search of Marshall, but did not find him until Tuesday night, when he was overhauled in a ball-room on Oregon Hill. Baptist was not very mealy mouthed about making known his business, but as soon as he got his eye on the game he clamped him by the collar, and in the presence of the gay party assembled made known his business. This disconcerted the accused, and for a while he manifested considerable consternation; but he afterwards recovered h