--There was no case of especial importance before the Mayor
, a free negro boy, was ordered to be whipped for firing a pistol in the street, and having in his possession two pistols believed to have been stolen.
George H. Turner
was sent on to the Hustings Court for stealing a box of tobacco from Wm. B. Jones
This man was only about a month ago, pardoned out of prison, whither he had been sent for stealing a similar box of tobacco from the same firm.
The evidence against him is as equally positive against him now as it was in the first case.
, a free negro, was ordered to be whipped for obtaining sixty dollars from James McDonald
on false pretences.--It appeared that Ben. who is a back driver, went into Mr. McDonald
's store on 12th street, near Main, in a great hurry, and represented that Miss Molly Johnson
, one of Mc's best customers, was on Main street buying some flour, and had sent to ask Mr. Me to lend her $60. Mr. Mc
without hesitation gave the negro the money, but on seeing Miss Johnson
learned that she had never sent for any money, and that the whole story was a fabrication.
, a free negro, was charged with stealing clothing from Nicholas Carroll
An armful of clothing of various descriptions, was brought into court by the police who had arrested Dolly
, and Carroll
claimed it all, and also a small amount of silver and copper coin found in her possession.
Some of the clothing was proved by white witnesses to belong to the negro, and one pair of black pants were marked J. C. Hobson
The case was continued.
was fined ten dollars for trading with negroes without the consent of their owners.
, a free negro, who had been arrested in the street by officer Griffin
with two pieces of bacon, of which he could give no satisfactory account, was ordered to be whipped.