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The Daily Dispatch: June 24, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Not a Theft --R J. Backley was arraigned before the Mayor, yesterday, to answer the charge of stealing a gold watch and two diamond rings, worth $1,100, from Rosa Williams. The evidence showed that the prisoner and his accuser were warm friends for several months — that she loaned him the jewelry, and that he wore it for several weeks, without her demanding its return — and that finally, with Rosa's content, spouted the valuables to obtain money for business purposes, and had failed to redeem and return them. The Mayor decided that the act was not a criminal one, and thereupon discharged the accuse