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Court Proceedings.

Mayor's Court. Wednesday, December 31st. --Mary Wood was brought up charged with abusing Geo. Geering and family. There was a cross charge cutered to the effect that Gehring and one Dolly Eames had used threatening and abusive language towards Mrs. Wood and family. The dispute between the parties arose about the right to close up a fance between the lots separating their respective dwelings. Gehring said to the Mayor that the Woods kept a disorderly house, which was proved not to be the case, and he was rebuked for letting his temper get the better of his judgment., It was proved, also, that Gehring and the female, Eames. were living in unlawful The case ended by Gehring and Eames being held to ball. The Woods were let off.

John Weish was arraigned for getting drunk and lying in the street. He was fined $1 and sent before the Provoet Marchal.

C. P. Cardoza was fined $1 because his son had thrown stones in the street.

Adelia Martin, a young white girl. was arraigned for begging in the streets. Showing a considerable degree of penitence, and shedding a few tears judiciously, operated to produce an order consigning her to her mother.

Richard Adams, a Henrico free negro; fancy Ricks, a Petersburg do; Henry Jenkins. a Cumberland do., and Sally Freeman, a Caroline do., in the city contra law, were admonished and ordered to leave.

David, slave of Turpin & Yarbrough, was arraigned for selling newspapers without a pass, and was ordered 15 lashes for engaging in contraband literary anterprises.

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