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The Daily Dispatch: February 9, 1865., [Electronic resource], The meeting to-day (search)
Mayor's Court. --The following cases occupied the Mayor's attention yesterday: Richard, slave of Delia Mack, was ordered to be whipped for stealing a pint of brandy and assaulting Caroline Mack, a white woman. A charge was preferred against Wm. Clayton of stealing two hundred and fifty dollars in State bank notes from Mrs. Crowder; but the evidence being insufficient to convict him of the offence, he was discharged. John and Andrew, negroes, charged with stealing a piece of calico from Chiles & Chenery. The value of the goods being assessed under twenty dollars, it was decided that their offence was that of petit larceny, and the accused were punished accordingly. Ella, slave of James A. Patterson, charged with setting fire to the dwelling-house of J. C. Courtney, was again before the court. The Mayor decided that, as the amount of property destroyed did not reach twenty dollars, her offence was a misdemeanor, and thereupon ordered her to be whipped to the e
Hustings Court, yesterday. --In this court, yesterday, Christian Burging, F. W. Hagerman and Henry Beckman, charged with selling liquor without a license, were each fined sixty dollars, with costs. Richard, a slave, for associating and cohabiting with Delia Mack, a white woman, and trespassing on the premises of Caroline Mack, was ordered thirty-nine lashes yesterday, thirty- nine lashes next Saturday, and thirty-nine lashes next Wednesday--an aggregate of one hundred and seventeen in all. William S. Austin, charged with the theft of two hundred dollars in Confederate money from Dr. George W. Bagby, was acquitted, and the money returned, Austin not claiming it. Moses Harris, a slave, for breaking and entering the house of Dr. Charles D. Foote and stealing therefrom one valuable trunk and clothing, was ordered thirty-nine lashes yesterday and thirty- nine lashes next Saturday. Court adjourned until this morning at 11 o'clock.