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The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1864., [Electronic resource], Suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. (search)
visiting his premises. Up to a very recent date he had looked upon him as an honest, worthy negro; but, a short time since his servant boy William had run away, and Wilson, instead of giving him information of his whereabouts, had informed officer Griffin of the fact that he knew where he was, but would not tell Mr. Lyons, as he had been treated badly by him. Mr. Lyons had endeavored on one, or two occasions to induce the prisoner to tell him where his runaway servant could be found, but had ay before His Honor. He was thereupon turned over to the Hustings Court by that functionary and held to ball in the sum of $5,000, to answer an indictment. A youthful member of one of the batteries in the neighborhood of this city, named John Griffin, was yesterday before his His Honor on the charge of stealing four bagatelle balls from Z. H. H. Cropper's saloon, and having in his possession two tumblers and one hammer, supposed to have been stolen. At the conclusion of the testimony he w