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100 dollars reward. --Ranaway on the morning of the 4th inst, from my farm above B. W. Green's, in Henrico county, my negro man, named Cornelius. He is about five feet high, dark complexion, twenty-four years old, rather stout — When addressed speaks very quickly and low. He wore a gray military jacket, and a black homespun cape. He is box-ankled, and has on a pair of red government shoes. I will give the above reward for his delivery to me, or to any jail where I can get him. Jacob Corn. Lynchburg Republican please copy three times, and send bill, addressed to J. Cohn, Richmond, Box 1469. fe 5--3t*
Another of President Davis's negroes runaway. --On Saturday night last the police were informed of the fact that Cornelius, a negro man in the employ of President Davis, had run away. Having received some clue of his whereabouts, they succeeded in finding him in a few hours after receiving the information of his escape, and lodged him in the upper station house. When caught, there was found on his person snack enough, consisting of cold chicken, ham, preserves, bread, &c., to last him fcold chicken, ham, preserves, bread, &c., to last him for a long journey, and a large sum of money he had stolen from his master. Sometime after being locked up he called to the keeper of the prison to give him some water, and as that gentleman incautiously opened the door of his cell to wait on him, Cornelius knocked him down and again made his escape. Mr. Peter Everett, the only watchman present, put off after him, but before running many steps stumbled and fell injuring himself severely.
aves, and ordered the same to be published in the Richmond Dispatch until that day. The following is the list, viz: Allen Wm C 1 Altracyer M 1 Austin J O 1 Armstead Wm A 1 Atlop Jacob S and Dr. Johnston 1 Akin A M 2 Allen Wm 5 Ammons W H 1 Austin Henry 1 Burk Peter 1 Belcher John 1 Beazley Massena 1 Braner Fred C 1 Ballard Jno P 1 Brown Overton C 1 Boulware Wm 2 Blake Thos J 1 Bridgwater Jno 1 Ball Dandridge 1 Baker Elijah 1 Bledsoe A E 1 Crew Cornelius 1 Cowardin Jas A 1 Craig Alexander 1 Cottrell Samuel 2 Christian Wm A est 1 Courtney L S 1 Coates S 1 Chaflin Susan A 1 Cottrell Chas 1 Cox Henry 2 Crawford Wash 1 Croney H R 1 Clay C H A 1 Cohen Jacob 1 Davis R H 1 Deltrick Wm A 2 Dunlop & McCauce 2 Darrancott Wm P 1 Delaplane D S 1 Dove Samuel E 1 Dill Adolph 1 Dupuy W S 1 Deane Dr F H 1 Dickinson B F trustee 1 Duval Miles 1 Ellis Reuben S 1 Edwards Rev Jno E 1 Ellett Andrew 1 Edwar
Mayor's Court. --The following is a summary of the proceedings before the Mayor yesterday: Cornelius, slave of President Davis, charged with stealing money from his master, and attempting to escape to the Yankees, did not appear, he having escaped from the upper station-house after being locked up therein. A charge was preferred against William Butler and John Bastin, white boys, of stealing fifteen pairs of cotton cards, worth $800, from Wm. Forbes. The evidence implicating these boys with the theft, the Mayor remanded them for examination before the Hustings Court. The charge against Henry, slave of Wright & Ford, of trespassing on the premises of Mrs. Gwathmey, being without a pass, and carrying unlawful weapons, was examined into, and the accused ordered to receive thirty lashes. Emma Slaughter, a free negress, made her appearance to answer the charge of aiding and abetting Robert, slave of Wm. Gibbes, of Lynchburg, to escape to the Yankees.--The Mayor,
ine confessed that it had been brought there by three negro men — Jim, the slave of Robert Trower, Andrew, the slave of Mrs. Elizabeth Craven, and another, named Cornelius — and that Cornelius had carried part of the meat to his house. James and Andrew being found in the neighborhood were, with Adeline and the fifteen pieces of baCornelius had carried part of the meat to his house. James and Andrew being found in the neighborhood were, with Adeline and the fifteen pieces of bacon, brought before the Mayor, who committed them until this morning, hoping that in the meantime Cornelius would be arrested and the balance of the meat recovered. The shoes of the two negro men correspond by measurement with tracks in Mr. Chiles's yard and in the street before his door. Cornelius is going at large, and is the o yard and in the street before his door. Cornelius is going at large, and is the owner of a mule and cart. One-half of the robberies and villainy generally now being perpetrated by negroes is directly traceable to this reprehensible and unlawful practice of their masters in permitting them to go at large and support themselve
Stealing a Cow. --Cornelius and Allen, slaves of Mrs. Keech, were yesterday before the Mayor on the charge of stealing a heifer from Mr. Wellington Goddin. Mr. Goddin being absent the negroes were committed to jail till this morning.
Bacon thief. --It will be recollected that, on Wednesday, when the two negroes who robbed Mr. Jas. R. Chiles's smoke-house were arrested, one of the robbers, named Cornelius, slave of L. M. Jude, could not be found, having run away from his master's on the first approach of danger. Acting on information received that he had gone to Chafin's Bluff with the City Battalion, officer Granger went down to that post yesterday and arrested him. He found him employed cooking for Capt. Bass, of the battalion.
saw the accused standing on the corner of a street, whilst Bass was hallooing that he had been robbed at some distance off. Ryan was arrested Thursday morning, in the same house of ill-fame from which Bass had started on the previous night, and had a very dangerous slung shot in his pocket at the time. Johnson, who is a member of the State Guard, was arrested by another member and handed over to the police Thursday evening. The Mayor sent both of the accused on to the Hustings Court. Cornelius and Allen, slaves of Mrs. Keach, were charged with stealing a calf, valued at $380, from Mr. Wellington Goddin. Mr. Goddin stated that the calf had been killed in his cow-house last Monday night week and carried off. A negro woman named Hoster, who lives in the same house with Allen, said that on the night that the calf was stolen the accused were at her house together. The next morning she saw blood in her pig trough and yard, and told Allen about it, who immediately tried to cover up th
The Daily Dispatch: April 4, 1864., [Electronic resource], Schofield's last move in East Tennessee. (search)
Mayor's Court. --The were no new cases of interest before this Court Saturday. The case of Cornelius, slave of L. M. Jude, charged with robbing the meat house of Jas. R. Chiles, was continued till Wednesday morning. Cornelius confessed to the officers he and the other two negroes, Jim and Andrew, had robbed Mr. Chiles, and carried off the meat in Jim's cart, and that they were armed with pistols, and intended to defend themselves it molested by the watchmen or any one else. He also Cornelius confessed to the officers he and the other two negroes, Jim and Andrew, had robbed Mr. Chiles, and carried off the meat in Jim's cart, and that they were armed with pistols, and intended to defend themselves it molested by the watchmen or any one else. He also carried the police to the place where he had hidden fourteen pieces of the stolen bacon, but it had been removed by some one. Patrick, slave of Thomas Hardgrove, was ordered to be whipped for stealing a half peck of flour from his hirers, Messrs Nimmo & Cabler. Jim, slave of Jones & Slater, charged with having a piece of corn beef, supposed to have been stolen, was discharged. Geo. Turner, a deserter from Camp. Lee, was sent to the Provost Marshal. Barnett, slave of A. Bode
One hundred and fifty Dollars reward. --Run away from my farm, in Beckingham county, near Curdsville, on Tuesday, the 8th of March, 1864, my negro men Cornelius; he is thirty years old, about 5 feet 8 inches high, dark complexion, and claims to have a wife at Dr. Anderson's, county. The above reward will be paid off apprehended or confined in any jail so that I can get him. E Allen, Curdsville, Beckingham co, Va. ap 21--4t*
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