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The Daily Dispatch: April 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Evening session. (search)
A Juvenile common drunkard. --This forenoon the Clerk of the Police Court called for Cornelius Holland, and informed that person that he was charged with being a common drunkard. The spectators looked for Holland, but saw him not. He was too small to be visible above the bar at which he was arraigned. Our reporter peered over the railing and saw a stunted child, eight years old, with a round, red face, and black eyes and hair. Cornelius plead not guilty, and when the evidence of the officer was given in he cross-questioned the officer sharply. "When you saw me drunk, why didn't you arrest me at the time?" The officer said he had carried him into the house repeatedly when he was too drunk to walk. It appears that his boy was one of the crew of young tipplers who collect old junk for the means of gratifying their precociously formed appetite for r. g. rum. The boy in this case was arrested in order that his life might be saved. What kind of liquor sellers have they in South B
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1860., [Electronic resource], Punch on
Cutting. --Cornelius, slave to William Tally, of New Kent, was arraigned before the Mayor last Saturday morning, to answer the charge of feloniously cutting, stabbing and wounding Ephraim, slave of Nicholas Lipscomb, of Hanover. The two negroes are market men, and while in the wagon yard of Mr. Richards got into a dispute, when Cornelius drew a pocket-knife and plunged it into the right arm of Ephraim, inflicting an ugly, though not dangerous flesh wound. The Mayor, on hearing the factsMayor last Saturday morning, to answer the charge of feloniously cutting, stabbing and wounding Ephraim, slave of Nicholas Lipscomb, of Hanover. The two negroes are market men, and while in the wagon yard of Mr. Richards got into a dispute, when Cornelius drew a pocket-knife and plunged it into the right arm of Ephraim, inflicting an ugly, though not dangerous flesh wound. The Mayor, on hearing the facts, remanded the accused to be tried for felony at the December term of the Husting Court.
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1860., [Electronic resource], Fatal Accidents. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1860., [Electronic resource],
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Mayor's Court. --James, slave to J. M. Conway, was punished for fast driving — John, slave to J. M. Woodfin, flogged for stealing a hand-cart.--Edward Gilman, sent to jail for being drunk in the street.--Peter Crow, committed for vagrancy.--William Gilroy, held to security for being drunk.--Cornelius, a slave, flogged for carrying a loaded cane. --Warner Babler, committed in default of security for being disorderly.
The Daily Dispatch: December 31, 1860., [Electronic resource], Christmas in
Cage Items. --John Brady and David Beattie, charged with fighting in the street, were examined at the lower watch-house yesterday morning, and acquitted. James A. Thompson, arrested for taking a glass too much — that is, he broke the glass in one of Dr. Garlick's windows — was discharged from custody, after an investigation. Polly Johnson, who escaped from the poor-house and was found trespassing on Louis Botto's premises, was detained, and will probably be sent back to her place of residence. Cornelius, a slave was sentenced to receive 20 lashes for stealing a turke
Elected. --Cornelius B Riddick, of Suffolk, has been elected and will accept the Presidency of Wesleyan Female College, at Murfreesboro', N. C.
The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], The European News (search)
Absconded Slave--$25 reward. --Left my place on James river, upper end of Henrico county, on Sunday last, June 29, 1862 without any cause, my Servant Man, Cornelius, commonly called Buck. He is about 25 years of age, rather small, well made, black, good, teeth, likely, and no marks; about 5 feet 7 inches high. He is no doubt lurking about Richmond or endeavoring to get employment as servant in some of the camps, having many acquaintances among the servants in Richmond, but in no other place. For his safe delivery to Blair & Chamberlayne, or placed in jail so they get him, they will pay the above reward. jy 4--6t John Wickham.