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Hustings Court, yesterday. --Aldermen Sanxey, Bray, Timberlake, Binford and Anderson presiding. William Kinstrey was tried by a jury for an assault on Betty Allen, (a white female living in "Solitude," a disreputable row on Cary street,) found guilty, and fined $5 and costs of Court. The Court also ordered Kinstrey to be imprisoned for two months, or until said fine be paid. Charles H. Dimmock, Attorney at Law, was, on motion, allowed to practice in the Court. Joseph Parrish, a white man, and former resident of the State Prison, was tried by jury for a violent assault committed on Geo. W. Gillespie on a canal boat, and being found guilty, was fined $5. Besides the finding of the jury, the Court awarded him 60 days imprisonment in the common jail. Thos. J. Pitts was tried and convicted of an assault on George W. Murray, and fined $10 by a jury. The Court overruled a motion for a new trial, and he thereupon paid the fine. John Hughes, for a violent assaul