--Robert H. Cotton
, Wm. K. Ellett
, and Lee B. Boynton
, charged with kidnapping three James City county
free negroes, and bringing them to Richmond
as slaves, were examined before the Mayor
After hearing the evidence, Dr. Boynton
was discharged, but the other two were remanded for a hearing before the Hustings Court.
Cotton was also sent on to answer for kidnapping Wash Simpson
, a free negro, in July last, and holding him in jail as a slave.