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for indictment on the charge of stealing the articles above enumerated. The other parties were discharged. For want of security to be of good behavior for twelve months, John P. Smith, a person of evil fame and dissolute habits, was locked up in the city jail. Smith has recently been pardoned out of the Penitentiary. Charles Langford, white, charged with being a deserter from company D, Capt. L. Hawley, 10th Va. cavalry, was sent to the Provost Marshal. William, slave of Peter Webster, and Nal, slave of Maria Bohannon, charged with stealing sixteen bags from the Confederate States, two of which were full of corn, were sent on before the Hustings Court for further examination. George Engle, a white man, charged with receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen, was also sent to the Hustings Court, and bailed for his appearance. Mrs. Mary Riley was required to give security for her appearance before the Court of Hustings, to give some account of a lot of s
two of flour, all in good bags, and a variety of other articles. Edward claimed all the property in the stable as his, except the whiskey, which he said had been left there by a negro who intended to have sent it to Fredericksburg Sunday morning, but missed the train. He stated that Mr. C C Burnett stood master for him, and that he carried on, on his own account, the business of hauling on the streets. Mr. Hicks carried the negro and a good part of the plunder before the Mayor, when Mr. Peter Webster, Government Wagon master, identified the bags containing the grain, &c., as Government property, and Mr. Geo J Scammel, of the Powhatan House, identified the barrel of whiskey as one of two that were stolen from his bar room one night last winter. All the marks on the barrel, its guage, and the amount of liquor contained in it, corresponded exactly with those of the barrel lost by Mr Scammel. Mr. Claiborne C Burnett, the party whom the negro claims stands master for him, not being pre
The Daily Dispatch: January 16, 1865., [Electronic resource], Appearance of the Battle-field of Franklin. (search)
Julia, slave of Isabella Ratcliffe, charged with stealing a breastpin; Davy, slave of Holt Wilson, stealing beef from J. B. Wilde; James and Charles, slaves of Jane Tiroberlake, charged with aiding in the to the Yankees of James, slave of Peter Webster, and John, slave of Dr. Edward Epps; James, slave of Peter Webster, charged with attempting to escape to the Yankees; Jas. Melvin, a white man, charged with receiving a lot of corn, oats, shoes, clothing, &c., the property of the Confederate James and Charles, slaves of Jane Tiroberlake, charged with aiding in the to the Yankees of James, slave of Peter Webster, and John, slave of Dr. Edward Epps; James, slave of Peter Webster, charged with attempting to escape to the Yankees; Jas. Melvin, a white man, charged with receiving a lot of corn, oats, shoes, clothing, &c., the property of the Confederate States, knowing them to have been stolen, and John, slave of Robt. Oliver, arrested upon suspicion of trying to go to the Yankees.
consideration yesterday. The following list embraces those of most interest to the public: James and Charles, slaves of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Timberlake, were charged with aiding and conniving at the escape to the Yankees of James, slave of Peter Webster, and John, slave of Dr. Edwin Epps. Information of the conduct of the accused was conveyed to Constable Joseph G. Mettert, of Henrico county, by the two negroes whose efforts to escape were being aided by them, and who were arrested by him u whether he had anything to do with the matter or not. The Mayor thereupon discharged Charles from the crime of enticing slaves off, but held him as a witness; James was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. James, slave of Peter Webster, and John, slave of Dr. Edward Epps, (the two negroes referred to above as having paid two hundred dollars to be taken across the lines,) were, after hearing the evidence against James and Charles, recommitted, by the Mayor, to jail till thei