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The Daily Dispatch: April 9, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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mployment in Philadelphia, was held in that city on the 27th. They were principally mechanics and factory hands, and all they wanted was to obtain an honest livelihood. Some of them had been out of employment four, five and six months, and their means of support were exhausted. It was represented that there were men in their midst who had not tasted meat for months; men who had not received two meals a day for months; others had lived on one meal a day; one man died from starvation. Mr. Michael Ward said, "no one need tell him that he is in the midst of doleful misery; that starvation abounds in every district. Starvation had sent some to their final resting place already. There were some few cases of this kind, but many are actually starving by degrees; they are dying — sacrifices to those political movers who have destroyed the happy Union that used to furnish us plenty of employment, and by that employment a sufficiency to purchase the necessaries of existence. These creature
Police Court. --Recorder Caskie, sitting yesterday in the absence of the Mayor, fined Jno, Cavanaugh $1 for appearing at Metropolitan Hall drunk. Mary Smith was sent to the Huntings Court for stealing $125 from Jos Kepler. John W. Marion was fined $1 for drunkenness on Main street. Sarah Davis was sent before the Hustings Court (and balled) for receiving a lot of shoes and calico, knowing the same to have been stolen. Ban Warner, who had helped himself to another man's meal and bread was let off. Michael Ward, free negro, ordered 12 for stealing wood of the Confederate States. Richard Davis, free, got 25 for not having his papers, and going about with a big Bowie knife on his person.