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The Daily Dispatch: November 8, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Illustrations of Social Morality --Among the cases brought to the Mayor's notice yesterday was one in which James W. F. Banks was charged with uttering violent threats against Sophrona Williams. These persons came from North Carolina, and lived together here for some time, without having put them selves to the trouble and expense of the matrimonial ceremony; but latterly they separated, and Sophrona Williams took to manipulating a sewing-machine for a livelihood. Jealousy, however, haunSophrona Williams took to manipulating a sewing-machine for a livelihood. Jealousy, however, haunted the imagination of Banks, and in his mental perturbation he gave utterance to scandalous language whenever opportunity was afforded. He moreover sent a very insulting note to his retired partner, which said, among other things, "keep out of my site, or I will make your back crack with a cowhide in the streets." There were other circumstances unnecessary to quote, but the result of the matter was that Banks was required to give security in $150 to keep the peace, and the Mayor was half incl