Hustings Court, February 12th.
--Present — James K. Caskie
, Recorder; Richard D. Sanxay
, James Bray
, Wm. W. Timberlake
, John W. Beveridge
. Wm. B. Smith
, and George N. Gwathmey
, a slave, owned by Caroline Garnett
, and John W. Butcher
, a free negro, were tried for maliciously cutting, stabbing, and wounding, on the 2d of February, Fleming
, a slave, the property of Wm. J. Eppes
. John W. Butcher
was declared not guilty, and Nat
being found guilty, was ordered 39 lashes.
and John Williams
were examined for committing a felony, on the 20th December last, by stealing from the Columbian Hotel
a trunk, containing a lot of wearing apparel
, belonging to Richard A. Cox
, worth $42. The prisoners were remanded for trial before Judge Lyons
and John T. Smith
were examined for feloniously, and by force and violence, and by putting one Frederick J. Gardner
in bodily fear, on the 7th of February, stealing, and carrying away from his person, and within his immediate presence, a Colt
's revolver and lot of wearing apparel
was remanded for trial before Judge Lyons
was ordered to be taken before the Mayor
, to be examined for the offence of receiving stolen goods, knowing them to be stolen.
and Thomas Collier
were examined for stealing, from the store of Peyon Johnston
, on the 14th day of January, a pocket book containing about $15 in bank notes, and a lot of valuable papers.
The parties are half grown lads.
They were discharged on the allegation made against them, but required to give $300 security for their good behavior.
The license granted Alfred A. Heath
to keep an ordinary was, with the leave of the Court
, transferred for the balance of his term to Wm. A. J. Smith
P. E. Gentry
, Police Constable, presented an account of $39.77, for carrying R. W. Phelps
and Geo. Rigley
, alias Robert W. Smoot
, charged with felony, to Lynchburg
, which was ordered to be paid.
of the city returned lists of property delinquent for non-payment of taxes for 1861, and of free negroes who had not paid their taxes for the same year, and for whom, having been exposed for sale according to the requirements of the law, no bids were received.
The lists were ordered to be sent to the First Auditor.
, charged with committing a felony by signing B. W. Totty
's name, on the 21st of November, to a certain contract, to the effect that said McKenna
agreed to make a certain number of grain sacks for the use of the army — say, from ten to 50,000--said Totty
's name being forged as endorser for the faithful execution of the trust, was led to the bar, and the Court
having heard the evidence sent him before Judge Lyons
for final trial.
The Grand Jury assembled and made presentmetns against the following persons for misdemeanor, viz: John Frost
, Michael Mahoney
, Granville Montelle
, James F. Magee
, Michael Sullivan
, (two cases.)
The indictment against Michael Murphy
was returned not a true bill, whereupon he was discharged.
was tried by a jury for misdemeanor, and plead not guilty.
The jury found him guilty, and the Court
ordered him to be imprisoned for six months, and to pay the costs of prosecution.