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at first denied the charge, but subsequently confessed her guilt and gave up three hundred and fifty dollars, which, she said, was all she had taken. The Mayor remanded her for examination before the Hustings Court. Robert Ashley, charged with steeling a brass mouth-piece of an engine, belonging to Allis Rix, was ordered to be whipped. Justine O'Brien was charged with assaulting and beating a little girl, the daughter of Catherine Burns. Upon investigation, it turned out that the difficulty was the result of one of those family fends in which both parties were equally at fault, and the Mayor, therefore, dismissed the matter. Two negroes; named George, slave of F. Fore, charged with having a watch in his possession which was stolen from Simon, slave of David McDaniel, and John Morse, charged with stealing a pair of shoes from Newton, a slave, were ordered to be whipped. After disposing of one or two other cases of a trivial character, the Mayor vacated his seat.
on motion of Mr. Nash, was laid on the table. The bill to amend the act passed March 24, 1863, so as to increase the fees of clerks of county and corporation courts ten the amount existing previous to the war, was taken up, discussed by Messrs. Hart, Johnson, Coghill and Nash, and passed. The bill to amend the forty-sixth section of chapter eighty-five of the Code, so as to increase the allowances of officers having charge of lunatics, was taken up and passed. On motion of Mr. Newton, the vote taken on yesterday, fixing the time of holding the elections for members of the Virginia Legislature and Congress, was reconsidered, in order to permit him to make a motion to change the time of holding the election for members of Congress to the first Wednesday in November, instead of the fourth Thursday in December. Objection to the change was made by Mr. Wiley upon the ground that, in the present exigency of our affairs, any change was inexpedient, and that one time was a
er his command was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. A bill was reported, by Mr. Coghill, from the Committee of Courts of Justice, providing for an increase of the of the clerk of the Circuit Court of Richmond. The following Senators were appointed by the President as the Committee of Conference, to meet a similar committee appointed by the House of Delegates, to consider the differences between the two Houses relative to the election bill, viz: Messrs. Johnson, Newton, Dulaney, Thomas and Alderson. On motion of Mr. Johnson, the House bill, providing for an increase of the salaries of circuit judges, was taken up, read the third time and passed. On motion of Mr. Newman, of Mason, the Senate went into secret session. House of Delegates. The House met at 11 A. M. The business done was of the desultory sort, and of a local, rather than general interest, and consisted in the reception of reports from committees, and resolutions of exped
The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1865., [Electronic resource], Arrival of a Lot of wheat for the experimental gardens. (search)
Arrival of a Lot of wheat for the experimental gardens. --Commissioner Newton, of the Agricultural Bureau, has just received a large amount of wheat, of different varieties, from Glasgow, to be used in the experimental gardens in Washington.
Liberia, through a colored agent, was transported from Lynchburg to Baltimore, where the Colonization Society took the complete charge. The last report gives to freedmen's schools, 195 teachers, 11,500 scholars. The Congressmen are about carrying out the last card in the original programme of the disunion cabal. It is to go home and agitate the State Legislatures, that are about to sit, to antagonize the President by instructions to Senators and Representatives in Congress. Mr. Newton, Commissioner of Agriculture, is preparing to send seeds, &c., to the members elect from the South. There is certainly need enough of this policy, whether regarded upon grounds of right, or mercy, or charity. A delegation of Friends, representing thirteen different States, waited upon the President yesterday and expressed to him their confidence in his administration and general approval of his policy. It would hardly be expected, of course, that that sect, if a class may properly b
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