Hustings Court, yesterday.
--A number of parties indicted for exhibiting unlawful games, gave bail for their appearance at the next term of the Court
, slave of John Thacker
, was tried for nearly severing the hand of Wm. A. Barnett
from his arm, in the 2d Market, on the 6th of February. The negro had committed a th- and had been delivered to Barnett
for safe keeping until he could be conveyed to the cage.
While holding him, prisoner slyly drew a knife and inflicted the injuries complained of. He was found guilty, and ordered to receive 39 lashes to-day, 39 lashes on the 20th, and 39 lashes on the 27th.
, charged with assaulting Jos. Adams
, slave, gave $300 bail for his appearance at the next term of the Court
In the case of George White
, indicted for misdemeanor, a nolle prosequi
gave $200 bail for his appearance at the next term of the Court
for trial for misdemeanor; Henry Holman
, $300 for ditto.
William Wayne, Sr.
, was tried for firing a pistol at John Finn
, in the Second Market-house, the latter having thrown a pack of lighted pop-crackers into his stall.
The jury fined defendant $100, and he moved to set aside the verdict as contrary to the law and the evidence; which motion the Court
granted on condition that if set aside, Mr. Wayne
would pay a fine of $50 and costs, and give $1,000 bail to keep the peace towards Finn
for one year, which he did. John Finn
and John Curry
were then tried for raising a riot on the above occasion, and were found guilly.--Finn
was fined $50 and costs, and Curry
$25 and costs.