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The Daily Dispatch: February 6, 1864., [Electronic resource],
Confederate States Congress. (search)
Stealing Confederate money. --Robert E. Foster, Francisco Dominick, and Christopher Dominick, arrested some time since on the charge of stealing $11,000 from the C. S. Treasury Department, and t
st the sum of $1,000 was stolen from the note cutting room, and suspicion being directed towards Foster, he took him off privately, in the presence of another clerk as a witness, in order to obtain a t of money.
Subsequently, however, hearing more about the robbery in June last, he again sought Foster, and pinned him so closely with regard to it that he acknowledged committing that theft also, an had the two Dominicks arrested, but still wishing, for the sake of his wife and child, to screen Foster from disgrace and prosecution, offered him the alternative of refunding back to the Government t t of the absence of some other witnesses the Mayor continued the examination till Tuesday next.
Foster was remanded to jail.
The Dominicks were admitted to bail for their appearance in the sum of $2
The Daily Dispatch: February 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The debt of
The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1864., [Electronic resource],
Battle of Olustee, Florida. (search)
Judge Lyons's Court. --The time of Judge Lyons was consumed yesterday in the trial of Robert E. Foster, charged with robbing the C. S. Treasury Department of $11,000. After the examination of witnesses and argument of counsel, the case was given to the jury, who, after an absence of about twenty minutes, sent word that they were unable to agree; when the Judge discharged them. The case of Joseph John MacCarthy, charged with the murder of his wife, which was set for trial on Monday, and from that day postponed till yesterday, was again put off till this morning.
The Daily Dispatch: March 24, 1864., [Electronic resource], The death of
Sir Wm. Brown
Sent to the penitentiary. --Robert E. Foster, of King William county, Va, indicted for robbing the Treasury Department (in which he was a clerk at the time) of $10,000, in September last, was yesterday tried in Judge Lyons's Court, and after examination of witnesses and argument by counsel the case was given to the jury, who in a few minutes rendered a verdict of guilty, assessing his term of confinement in the penitentiary at two years. Foster seemed much confused when the verdict was read, and on being asked by the Judge whether he had anything to say why sentence should not be pronounced, replied that he hoped he would be permitted to remain in ja
thereupon delivered him into the hands of the jailor, with instructions to convey him to the State's prison as early as convenient.
In another case, charging Foster with the robbery of $1,000 from the Confederate States, the Attorney for the Commonwealth entered a nolle prosequi, the confession of the robbery having been obta
The Daily Dispatch: April 6, 1864., [Electronic resource], Railroads Repaired in
Pardon refused. --Gov. Smith has refused to pardon Robt. E. Foster, convicted at this term of the Hustings Court of stealing $10,000 from the Confederate Treasury, and sent to the penitentiary for two years,