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The Daily Dispatch: February 18, 1862., [Electronic resource], The dashing Sumter —— how she Duped the Iroquois. (search)
Robbery by a slave. --Henry, slave of Dr. Watt Tyler, was carried before the Mayor yesterday, charged with having stolen a trunk containing $25 worth of clothing and $200 in money from Persons Walker, a member of the Richmond Hussars, Cobb's Legion. The robbery was effected on Sunday night, and Walker and his companions having arrived at that time on the cars, gave their baggage to Henry, to deliver at the "Johnson House," which he did; but, while their backs were turned after getting there, he put the trunk back in his wagon, and drove off. By considerable exertion his den was traced out at an early hour yesterday morning. The trunk, when found, had been broken open, and a portion of the contents, including the pocket-book containing the $200. A companion of Henry testified that he saw him break open the trunk after bringing it home. Henry appeared in court with one of Mr. W.'s shirts on. Mr. W. stated that the loss of the money rendered him penniless. In order, if possible,
Bocock, of Virginia, (Vice President Stephens in the Chair,) offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the thanks of this House are eminently due, and are hereby tendered to the Hon. Howell Cobe, President of the Provisional Congress, for the dignity, impartiality and ability, which have so highly distinguished his official conduct, as the presiding officer of this body. Mr. Bocock then moved that Congress adjourn sine die. The President (Mr. Cobb) said: Gentlemen of the Provisional Congress: Before announcing the result of the vote upon the motion to adjourn sine die, allow me in all the sincerity of my heart to return my thanks for the resolution just adopted, as well as for the repeated evidences of kindness and confidence extended to me from the first hour of your legislative existence to the present time. I can truthfully say that no presiding officer ever received more generous confidence than the one who now addresses y