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The Daily Dispatch: July 25, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Frailey, and relieved it of everything valuable in a few minutes, driving their wagons to the door and filling them.--Another crowd in the meantime was busy removing the goods from the store of J. C. Roberson, which they cleaned out entirely, together with the letters, papers, &c., in the post office, which was kept in it. They attempted to break into his safe with an axe and cold chisel, but after damaging it so as to render it useless, they abandoned the job. They then entered the store of Wilson &Co., by the back stairway, plundering it of most of the goods and destroying the remainder — mixing pills with pepper, breaking ink bottles in the drawer with laces, &c. Getting into the counting room, they broke open the desk, and tore up and scattered around promiscuously bills, invoices, letters, and private papers, taking with them a note safe with some ten or twelve thousand dollars' worth of notes. They "pressed" all the horses in the neighborhood they could get hold of, and carried
se continued Elizabeth Turner, arrested for receiving the article, knowing it to have been stolen, also had her case continued. Both parties were sent to jail.--Henderson, a slave employed by the Richmond and York River Railroad Company, was found guilty of stealing a ham belonging to the Confederate States, and ordered a whipping.--John Latigan was proved guilty of stealing $74 in bank notes from Jos. R. Keiningham, and remanded for examination before the Hustings Court.--Mike Shelan and Tom Wilson, who had assaulted J. J. Harrold, and took forcible possession of $10 in current funds belonging to that gentleman, were also committed for examination by the Hustings Court.--Dillon McCormick, one of the city watchmen, charged with making a lascivious attack on Ann Eliza Wills, a free mulatto girl, was arraigned, and the fact alleged being established by the testimony of his partner, (a witness of his guilt,) he was sent on to the Hustings Court, and dismissed from the service of the city