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The Daily Dispatch: February 1, 1865., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 28, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Mayor's Court. --The proceedings in this court yesterday morning were, as they have been for the past week, of little interest. We give the following summary: William St. George Gunn, charged with feloniously aiding and conniving at the escape of a slave, named Mary, the property of Mrs. Gamble, was again up for a hearing; but, in consideration of the absence of witnesses material for the defence, the case was further postponed. Ann Perrin and John E. Hicks were also up as accessories to John's crime.--These cases were similarly disposed of. James Golden, William Sedgwick, Lewis Benedick and Harriet Powers were summoned to show cause why they should not be fined for permitting water to escape from their hydrants.--Some of the parties were fined and others were dismissed. The following negroes were ordered to be whipped: Ellick, slave of Aaron Jeffries, charged with trespassing upon the premises of Peter Reynolds and stealing therefrom one pair of shoes and o
backwards and forwards to the city with market carts. The most interesting case was that of John E. Hicks, David J. Childress and William St. George Gunn (three youths) and Mrs. Anne Perrin, who werkwood Cemetery, late at night, about ten days ago. When arrested, these two boys told that young Hicks, who lived at his father's farm, near Fair Oaks, and Mrs. Anne Perrin, who lived on Thirty-firstthat Mrs. Perrin had bargained with the negro, and given her to them, who were to deliver her to Hicks, who would put her into the Yankee lines; that Mrs. Perrin had taken as her pay from the negro half-a-dozen silver spoons, and given them — Gunn, Childress and Hicks--one hundred dollars in Confederate money. Hicks, on being arrested, corroborated the statements of Childress and Gunn. GeoHicks, on being arrested, corroborated the statements of Childress and Gunn. George W. Berry, white, was charged with stealing a silver watch from Francis M. Rea. The accused had been arrested by officer Carter, of the night police, in the purlieu known as Solitude, with the st