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The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1865., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 23, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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. Swain, proprietor of a grocery opposite the New Market, was called and continued, the Clerk of the Market testifying that Swain was so badly injured that he would probably die. The assault was committed with a stick of wood, with which Sheppardson dealt Swain a heavy blow across the head. A son of Swain's and a nephew of the accused had a dispute, which was progressing, when the two men drew near and engaged in a dispute in reference to the matter, ending as above. Eliza Bassault, Delia Wilson, and Winnie Goode, negroes, were required to give security on the charge of committing an assault on Lucy Robinson, a mulatto. A man named after the founder of this State, viz: John Smith, was examined and sent on to the Hustings Court for assaulting and attempting to rob Hugh B. Arnold. Thomas V. Carr, one of the clerks in the C. S. Controller's office, who had been arrested upon the charge of forging the names of parties who had claims against the Government, liquidated throug
negro ball, was tried yesterday in the Provost Court, before Colonel McEntee. Drew acknowledged that he shot Dickson, but did not intend to kill him. Dickson testified as follows: On Wednesday night last I was at a ball at the house of Delia Wilson, a negro woman, on Sixteenth street. I attended, the door, and admitted Drew on his paying the fee of fifty cents: During the evening, several girls came to me and warned me to take care of myself, as Powhatan Drew intended to shoot me. I accordingly went down to the police office and obtained a guard, who returned with me. Soon after returning, I was standing in conversation with Delia Wilson, when some one shot me in the back part of my head. I turned and saw the prisoner run out of the room. The ball is still in my head. The physician has told me that there is no immediate danger of serious results if I do not take cold. After having Drew arrested, he said to me at the police office that he would like to get one more "pop" at
The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1865., [Electronic resource], President's message.--General Grant's report. (search)
Congressional. Washington, December 20. --Senate.--Mr. Morrill reported the bill to regulate the elective franchise in the District of Columbia. Mr. Sumner hoped it would be acted on very soon. The country demanded it. Mr. Davis called Mr. Sumner to order, saying that the bill was not before the Senate for discussion. Mr. Wilson called up the Senate bill to maintain the freedom of the inhabitants of States lately in rebellion. Mr. Sumner addressed the Senate in favor of the bill. He said that when he thought of what occurred in the chamber yesterday, in an attempt to white-wash the unhappy condition of the rebel States, he felt that he ought to speak of nothing else here to-day. He read a number of letters from the South, private and public, to show that the spirit of rebellion still existed. Mr. Saulsbury said that from indications there was to be a split in the Republican party, and if President Johnson stood by the principles of his special mess