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Police matters.

--The case of Ishmael Roberts, charged with giving to Anthony Roberts a knife with which to cut William Bird, was partially investigated by the Mayor yesterday. The parties are free negroes. It appearing that the principal offender had not been arrested, the case was continued to Wednesday.

Virginia Turner, a white woman, arrested by watchman Wickes for using profane language in a public street, was committed in default of $150 security to keep the peace.

Reuben, a slave, employed by the Virginia Central Railroad Company, charged with stealing fifteen pounds of pork from Frederick Braner, was ordered two lashes for each pound.

Ben, slave of Turpin & Yarborough, charged with stealing wood from the Government and making a desperate resistance when Peter, Kegan attempted to arrest him, was ordered nine and thirty.

Richard Morris, charged with stealing a pocket-book containing $10 from Peyton, Johnston & Bro. Owing to the absence of an important witness, this case was continued to Wednesday.

Frederick, slave of John Snead, charged with stealing from R. C. Sutton, Jr., a memorandum book containing $160. Mr. Sutton deposed that on Saturday afternoon, about 2 o'clock, he took out his book to make change for a customer, and afterwards laid it on the desk, while he went to wait upon others in the store. The negro was standing near the desk. After he had finished waiting upon the customers he returned to the desk, but his book and money were missing, and had not yet been recovered. The Mayor remanded Frederick for trial.

Michael Aleck, charged with stealing a ‘"brown coat"’ from Joseph Lepinski. The defendant, who had been admitted to bail, failed to appear when called, and the case was continued.

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