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The Daily Dispatch: November 8, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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Illustrations of Social Morality --Among the cases brought to the Mayor's notice yesterday was one in which James W. F. Banks was charged with uttering violent threats against Sophrona Williams. These persons came from North Carolina, and lived together here for some time, without having put them selves to the trouble and exceremony; but latterly they separated, and Sophrona Williams took to manipulating a sewing-machine for a livelihood. Jealousy, however, haunted the imagination of Banks, and in his mental perturbation he gave utterance to scandalous language whenever opportunity was afforded. He moreover sent a very insulting note to his retired my site, or I will make your back crack with a cowhide in the streets." There were other circumstances unnecessary to quote, but the result of the matter was that Banks was required to give security in $150 to keep the peace, and the Mayor was half inclined to deal harshly with the woman for her previous misconduct. The second "i
out the State to detain all such persons who may present themselves at the polls until they can be taken in custody by the proper authorities. Late intelligence from the upper Potomac renders it provable that the main body of the rebel in that vicinity has evacuated Lees burg, and now occupies a position on the lower side of Goose Creek, about seven miles south. This movement, it was believed, was made on the day succeeding the battle of Ball's Bluff, when the National forces under General Banks, crossed at Edwards's Ferry. A small rebel force is still retained at Leesburg, however, the pickets of which now occupy Harrison's Island. The rebels still continue the erection of batteries on the lower Potomac, in anticipation of an attack from the National forces in that direction. A new one has recently been discovered ney Evansport about a mile and a half below any which have before been used, in which three rifled guns have been mounted. Meantime the work on our batteries