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The Daily Dispatch: October 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], A national debt of
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Mayor's Court. --A white woman named Ann E. Thacker, a street wanderer, arrested a day or two since, was discharged from custody yesterday. Isaac Coles, free negro, without a register, was punished with stripes for drunkenness, and ordered to leave town forthwith. Henry, slave of James Royster, charged with stealing four plugs of tobacco, was punished in the usual way. Thomas Doulin, arrested for beating his wife and threatening to cut watchman Carter to pieces with an ancient cavalry sabre, was held in $150 security for good behavior, and to answer an indictment for misdemeanor. Edwin M. and James Lucas were acquitted of a charge of assaulting Myer Kracker. Milton Williams was fined $10 for permitting negroes to assemble unlawfully upon his premises. A warrant charging him with selling ardent spirits without a license was dismissed.
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Great Uprising in
The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Negro Hiring for
Homicides. --On Tuesday evening, last, a difficulty occurred between two negroes — Robert Napier, slave of Mrs. Waddell, of Staunton, and Sidney Robinson, slave of Mrs. Graham--at the store of Milton Williams, near the corner of Broad and Mayo streets, which resulted in the stabbing of the former, whose injuries terminated fatally next morning. The murderer fled, and has not yet been arrested. The fact was made known to acting Coroner Sauxay, who held an inquest on Christmas day, and the jury returned a verdict that Robert's death was caused by a stab in the left side, inflicted by Sidney Robinson. On Tuesday night, two free colored boys, named Beverly Randolph and John Henry Ashby, apprentices to Robert Francis, barber, got into a playful controversy about a knife, which the former had in the shop, where they were employed, on Main street, below 17th. Beverly first rapped John on the head with the knife, but this had no effect, and finally he thrust it into his left sid