resumed his seat, yesterday morning, after an absence from the city of several weeks on a health-recruiting tour to the Virginia springs
The following business was disposed of:
was charged with cheating and defrauding Mrs. Julia A. Farris
out of one hundred and seventy dollars and fifty cents. From the statement made by Mrs. Farris
, it appears that lady broke up housekeeping about the 17th of August, and went to Carroll
's restaurant, on Main street, where she was to receive two hundred dollars per month and board for the services of herself, son and servants.
After she had been there a few days the prisoner borrowed two hundred and thirty dollars from her, upon the promise to return it next day; falling to do so, she called on him for it, but could not get it, and after urgent protestations on her part that she needed the money, and did not care about any other acknowledgment of the debt, she finally consented to indulge him till the first of September and take his receipt for the amount.
The next day after this transaction, Mrs. Parris
sent her little son over to Manchester
to collect one hundred and seventy dollars due her. When he returned, Carroll
intercepted him at the street door of his place of business and asked him for the money, representing that he had seen his mother about it, and she had authorized him to get it from the boy. Upon this statement, Mrs. Farris
's son gave up the money to Carroll
, and then sought his mother and informed her of what had taken place Mrs. Farris
denied giving him any such authority, and applied to him for the money, but he would not pay it to her till the amount which he had first borrowed was due.--As she could not do any better, she agreed to wait, and took his receipt for the four hundred dollars till the 1st of September. Becoming dissatisfied with the conduct of Carroll
, Mrs. Farris
determined to leave, and accordingly rented rooms elsewhere; and when she returned a day or two afterwards to move away her things, the greater portion of them were gone; whereupon she was advised to have the accused arrested.
For the defence, no controverting testimony was given, though the counsel for the accused intimated that Mrs. Farris
was a boarder at his client's house, and the money was advanced in payment of the same.
He said he was willing, however, to waive the board claim, and would place the transaction upon a contract for deed, as was shown on the face of the receipt.
deemed the means by which Carroll
obtained the money fraudulent and unfair, and therefore sent him on for indictment by the Grand Jury
of the Hustings Court in November.
, slave of Thomas J. Bolton
, and Daniel Ruffin
, a free negro, were charged with stealing a pocket-book, containing seventy-one dollars and fifty cents, from William H. Jordan
The accused are employees in the barber shop near the corner of Main and Tenth streets, and Mr. Jordan
having left his pocket-book there, which he could not afterwards find, they were arrested as the guilty parties.
The testimony elicited threw some suspicion on Daniel
, and he was ordered to be whipped; Lawrence
was discharged from the charge of stealing; but some doubts arising as to his status as a free negro or slave, he was committed for further investigation into the matter.
, reported as a slave of Mollie E. Currey
, was charged with going at large; but it turned out that he was free, and the Mayor
therefore ordered him to be taken to the batteries.
Sandy, slave of Jesse Hutchinson
, charged with having no pass and trespassing upon John Clash, was ordered to be whipped.
Mrs. Ann English
was fined ten dollars for allowing her servant George to go at large.