Mayor's Court, yesterday.
, drunk and disorderly in the street, was held to security for his good behavior.
, slave of Jane Donley
; Harry, slave of William Fureron
; John, slave of John Goode
; and Tom, slave of James McEntire
, all Chesterfield
negroes, were ordered to be whipped for stealing a hog, valued at fifteen dollars in gold, the property of some person unknown.
caught these negroes about
two o'clock yesterday morning in an old lot in rear of the Mansion House
, on Main street, in the act of carrying off a dead hog, which, upon investigation, he ascertained they had tolled for a certain distance and then thrown a noose over its neck, choking it to death.
In a room in the neighborhood, occupied by the accused, a large lot of corn and some half-picked chickens were also found.
Three flashy mulatto girls, named Catherine, slave of Ann Fox
, slave of Harry Wyatt
; and Emma, slave of Kitty Yarrington
; charged with riotous conduct and drunkenness in the street, were ordered ten lashes each.
When the Mayor
announced his decision they all three burst into tears, and for some time their weeping and wailing excited the attention of the spectators present.
The continued case against Sam, slave of John Gamble
, and Dick
, slave of Michael Hart
, charged with breaking into the house of Thomas Kennedy
, in the night time, and stealing three hundred dollars' worth of wearing apparel
and crockery ware
, was taken up, when, the evidence still being insufficient to warrant their conviction, they were discharged.
Catherine, slave of Ann Anderson
, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court on the charge of receiving one barrel of flour, six hundred pounds of corned beef
and a turkey, which had been stolen from R. W. Oliver
's store-room, she well knowing that the articles were stolen.
, a huckster in the First Market
, was fined fifty dollars for purchasing turkeys and other fowls in the city to sell again, in violation of the ordinance.
The poultry was also confiscated.