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Proceedings of the Courts.

Mayor's Court, Dec. 15.
--Peter Kegan, arrested for trespassing on Thomas Brannon while intoxicated, on Sunday, was committed for examination on Tuesday.

William P. Ford and Jos. Burley were arraigned and required to answer the charge of selling at public auction, without authority, a horse belonging to Timothy McNamara. The proof did not sustain the allegation made against the parties, and they were discharged.

The witnesses in the case of Jos. Kregar, charged with being the person who shot and killed Michael Horan, otherwise Rocketts Mike, at a place near Richmond kept by Carter & Roache, not being present when the case was called, the prisoner was sent to jail until they could be summoned by the police.

John Whittaker, a free negro, was brought up for forging Mrs. Louisa G. Allan's name to a check for $500, payable at the Bank of Virginia. Without any testimony being heard, the case was continued till Tuesday.

Billy, slave of Charles L. Stewart was brought up charged with stealing at various times from Jno. O'Neal, a quantity of bacon, lard and molasses.--The theft was proved, and defendant ordered twenty lashes.

James Morris, arraigned for stealing an overcoat from George Blackwell, worth $20, underwent an examination, and was committed to appear before the Hustings Court on the 2d Monday in February next.

John Robert, a little boy, arrested for stealing a bag of corn from Frank Kessier, another boy, was partially heard on the merits of the case, which was afterwards continued until Tuesday for further proof.

Harman Raby, living near the New Market, was arraigned at the suggestion of Mr. James P. Tyler, Clerk of said Market, for violating the provisions of one of the city ordinances, by buying from C. B. McNeal and S. D. Motherhead 300 wild ducks, 100 gallons of oysters, 60 pounds of fresh butter, a lot of eggs and dressed chickens, the whole of the value of $600, with intent to forestall the market. Mr. Tyler seized all of the articles named after the delivery and before they had been paid for. Raby was required to give $300 security for his appearance before the Hustings Court on

the second Monday in February, to answer the charge of engrossing, regrading, and forestalling, to the damage of the citizens. He was also summoned to attend Court Tuesday, to see what further action should be had. The Mayor did not order the property to be confiscated, but directed the Clerk to dispose of it and hold the proceeds subject to his order.

Peter Reagan, charged with trespassing on Margaret Ryan, was required to give security for his good behavior.

Daniel Summers was arraigned and required to answer for stealing a gold watch, and $100 in C. S. Treasury notes from Fanny Burns and Louisa White. The alleged robbery took place while the two females were drunk and taking an airing in a public hack in the city. It was stated in Court that the witnesses had their property restored to them, and had gone to Charleston, S. C. The Mayor said he had been asked after the arrest of Summers to discharge him, because the case had been settled. He said no one had a right to compromise a felony. It was his duty to inquire into the circumstances attending the affair, and see if he could not obtain the attendance of the women. For that purpose he should commit Summers to jail for ten days.

Martha Ball, a Petersburg free negro, arrested for being in the city without authority of law, exhibited a pass signed by the Mayor of that city, giving her permission to do so. She was sent back to Petersburg.

Washington Jordan, a free man of color, was ordered to be punished for being impudent to Mr. Wm. Mitchell.

Mike McCamis, for getting drunk and trespassing on the lot of Jno. T. Wheeler, was required to give security for his good behavior.

The case of Mary E. Roots and Royal Roots, charged with a trespass on Georgiana Thurston, was heard and dismissed.

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