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The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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portunity to procure his witnesses. He should, therefore, remand the accused for examination before the Hustings Court, and would require $5,000 security for his appearance; whereupon Mr. Sledd gave the requisite ball and was discharged. The following cases were continued for various reasons; Mary Dunavant, James F. McGee, and Robert Calaban, charged respectively with selling ardent spirits, to be drunk in their houses, without first obtaining ordinary licenses. Tom, slave of Margaret Wilson, charged with purchasing onions in the Second Market to sell again. Tom claims to have purchased the onions for the use of his mistress, who is a refugee from Petersburg, now occupying a house between that place and this city. The Mayor concluded to inquire further into the matter, and remanded the accused to jail till such time as he can be informed. Robert Ashby, a free negro boy, who has been before the Courts of this city ten or a dozen times, and as often been whipped for hi
ngs some culprit to the gallows or consigns him to the penitentiary. We are led to these observations not by the frequent occurrence of robbery and murder in the country — for these have become too common to deserve notice — but by the fact of our attention having been called to one particular case, (not worse, we dare say, than hundreds of others,) in which we happened to know the parties, and which occurred in the county of Mecklenburg during the late marauding expedition of Kantz and Wilson. A body of plunderers rode up to the house of the gentleman in question, whooping and yelling like drunken savages. On the way they fell in with a youth, who was the son of a lady staying at the house, a relative of the family, and ordered him to halt. Instead of halting, the lad (he was about thirteen years old) fled to a neighboring wood. The scoundrels fired at this mere child some half dozen or more shots, evidently with the design to kill him, for the shots whistled all around him.