Recovery of stolen Goods.
--On the 16th of December last, Dr. M. Tally
entrusted his trunk, which contained a valuable assortment of diamond and other jewelry, and wearing apparel
, to a negro boy to convey from his boarding-house to the Petersburg Depot
On arriving at the cars the negro failed to make his appearance, and from that time till within a few days back nothing had been heard from him. On Saturday last two negroes, named Jim, slave of Robt. Trower
, and Andrew
, the property of Mrs. Betay Scarver
, of Hanover
, were arrested by officers Seal and others, on the charge of having in their possession the stolen property.
In the room occupied by Andrew
were found the trunk, a large lot of the clothing, and several pieces of valuable jewelry, while upon the person of Andrew
a pair of valuable diamond studs were observed.
They were identified by Dr. Tally
as his property, Jim offered no defence; but Andrew
plead that the studs he had purchased from Jim for one hundred dollars. The Mayor
remanded them to jail for examination before the Hustings Court.