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Proceedings of the Courts. Mayor's Court, Monday, Dec. 22. --Recorder Caskie presiding — Michael Sweeney, charged with stealing a horse worth $200 from Thomas Johnston, was sent to the chain gang in default of security. Robert McNantan, charged with using insulting language to Michael McRoss, was discharged, the plaintiff not appearing. Wm. H. Bennett, charged with being drunk and disorderly in the street was held to ball in the sum of $200 for his future good behavior. Priscilla Reed, slave of James Halsey, and Lucy Brown, slave of the same, were committed to jail for going at large. Wm. Isaacs, a man of color, with no papers, was ordered ten lashes and committed as a runaway. --He had on his person, when captured, a large knife. Emeline, slave of Erasmus Taylor, charged with stealing a number of articles, amounting in the aggregate to a felony, from Bill Scott, was discharged, there being no proof of the charge. Andrew Lydeer in the city with L
Important from the North. Petersburg, Dec. 22. --Norfolk dates to the 26th are received by the Express, furnishing Northern dates to the 18th and 19th. The New York World concedes the most terrible defeat of the war at Fredericksburg, and says the loss will rather exceed than come under 15,500, previously stated. Meagher's brigade went in 1,200 strong, and but 200 could be found the next morning. Other brigades suffered as much. The World says, editorially: "Heaven help us. There seems to be no help in man. Our cause is perishing — hope after hope has vanished — and now the only prospect is the very blackness of despair. Here we are reeling back from the third campaign upon Richmond--15,000 of the Grand Army sacrificed at one sweep, and the real escaping only by a hair's breadth." The World says the army will now go into winter quarters, because it can't go anywhere else. A telegram from Cairo says that the iron-clad ram Cairo was blown up, 30 miles