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consideration yesterday. The following list embraces those of most interest to the public: James and Charles, slaves of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Timberlake, were charged with aiding and conniving at the escape to the Yankees of James, slave of Peter Webster, and John, slave of Dr. Edwin Epps. Information of the conduct of the accused was conveyed to Constable Joseph G. Mettert, of Henrico county, by the two negroes whose efforts to escape were being aided by them, and who were arrested by him u whether he had anything to do with the matter or not. The Mayor thereupon discharged Charles from the crime of enticing slaves off, but held him as a witness; James was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. James, slave of Peter Webster, and John, slave of Dr. Edward Epps, (the two negroes referred to above as having paid two hundred dollars to be taken across the lines,) were, after hearing the evidence against James and Charles, recommitted, by the Mayor, to jail till thei