Death from cold and exposure.
was called upon yesterday to hold an inquest over the body of Dick
, a slave owned by Col. John Harris
, of Ga.
, (and of a Georgia regiment,) who had died on Saturday.
It appeared that Dick
was on his way to the army, but it is supposed without a pass from his master, as the conductor of the train on which he embarked put him off. The night, it will be remembered, was bitter cold, and by the time he succeeded in reaching this city he was well nigh frozen.
Arriving in Richmond
, he made his way to Henry Studdy
's, in rear of the Ebeneser African Church on Leigh street, where he was taken in and had such attention bestowed on him as the inmates were capable of affording.
He was put to bed, but died during the night from the cold and exposure he had undergone.
It is not known whether his master was on the train or not. Coroner Sanxay
did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest.