, a free negro, was before the Mayor
yesterday to answer the charge of stealing from Martin Qeinlan
$567 in gold
, $460 in Confederate money, $63 in U. S. Treasury notes, and $111 in State Bank notes, on the 24th inst. Put dressed himself in the habiliments of a woman, went to Quinlan
's, procured work at the wash tabs, and being handy and communicative so won the confidence of Mrs.
Q. that she left him on the premises while she went to the hydrant.
On her return she found that her trunk had been opened and robbed of all the money it contained, and that her washerwoman had decamped.
On Wednesday last officers Bibb
traced the theft to Pat
by the number of purchases he had made, and finding him attired in female apparel, took him to the lock-up.
After telling a variety of yarns, Put finally owned up to the robbery, and guiding the officers to the place of business of James Harrington
, enabled them to recover about $1,200 of the stolen money.
He also took them to a white woman, of whom he had purchased a silk dress, when $50 more were recovered.
He gave the names of other parties with whom he had made deposits or purchases, but most of them denied all knowledge of him, and could not be made to remember anything he had said to them.
At the conclusion of the evidence Pat
was remanded for final trial at the next term of the Hustings Court, and committed to jail for safekeeping.
On conviction he will probably be sold into slavery.