Mayor's Court, Monday, Jan. 5th.
--R. F. Coleman
was required to give security for making an assault on E. Goodner
Reuben, slave of Wm. Wright
; John, slave of R. Hough
; and Sarah slave of Miss Nancy Ellett
, were ordered a licking for trespassing on the premises of Mr. Jefferson Powers
, a soldier, arrested for getting drunk and acting in a very suspicious manner, was sent to the Provost Marshal
Robert, slave of George Royster
, was awarded fifteen lashes for giving a false alarm of fire.
John, slave of Robert Smith
, was ordered ten lashes for playing ball and making a great noise in the street on Sunday.
A number of country darkies, living in the city without lawful authority, were ordered to be punished; also, an unlawful assembly of thirteen negroes, found in the kitchen of Abraham Warwick
, without his permission.
Robert Ford, a free negro attache of the army, hailing from Frederick, Md.
, near which place he was taken prisoner, was committed for being in the city without lawful authority.
was arraigned for robbing Jim, slave of Mrs. Minter
, on one of the public streets, of a watch, chain, and seal, one pocket-book, containing a watch key, pair of sleeve buttons, one postage stamp, and his pass.
The defendant, an ill-looking fellow, was proved guilty by competent testimony, and committed for further examination before the Hustings Court.