previous next


Mayor's Court.

--The following cases were disposed of by the Mayor Saturday morning:

Peter, the property of Albert Pulliam, arrested on Friday night on the charge of stealing pig iron from the Richmond and Danville railroad, appeared before His Doner for examination; but, owing to the absence of testimony, the case was postponed till this morning.

A youth named William Winston, arrested for stealing from the smoke house of James W. Turner, on Friday last, a shoulder of bacon, appeared to answer the complaint. At the conclusion of the evidence, Winston was directed to be taken to the Provost Marshal.

The examination of witnesses against Henry, the property of John N. Goddin, charged with stealing, some time since, five kegs of lard from John O'Neal, proved the justice of the complaint, whereupon the Mayor remanded the accused to be further examined before the Hustings Court.

Peter and Raymond, negro boys, arrested in the house on Main street, said to have been kept by Hungerford & Degroot as a faro bank, were ordered to again appear before the Mayor this morning.

Nelson, slave of Capt. Ward, was ordered to receive twenty-five lashes, on the charge of stealing a piece of beef from S. Schwartz on Saturday morning last, valued at $25.

A charge was preferred against Charles Bates and Mildred A. McCulloch, of buying pork in the Second Market to sell again, contrary to law. At the conclusion of the testimony. His Honor adjourned the matter for further consideration till this morning.

Officer Granger arrested on Friday night a negro fellow, named Reuben, belonging to B. H. Tucker, for going about the streets with an improper pass. Some suspicious circumstances attending the conduct of this negro, the Mayor continued the examination till this morning. There were three large brass keys found upon the person of Reuben, which it is supposed were stolen, and the owner is requested to come forward and claim them.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
William Winston (2)
Ward (1)
James W. Turner (1)
B. H. Tucker (1)
S. Schwartz (1)
Raymond (1)
Albert Pulliam (1)
John O'Neal (1)
Nelson (1)
Mildred A. McCulloch (1)
Hungerford (1)
Granger (1)
John N. Goddin (1)
Degroot (1)
Charles Bates (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: