he immediately rushed in, and, raising the horrid trap, set the animal at liberty.
For this offence he was taken in custody by Mr. Jenkins, but offered so much resistance that officer Adams had to be called on to assist in carrying him to the watch house.
The Mayor ordered Sydenham to be whipped.
The charge preferred against Alexander, slave of Ann Newton, of stealing a vest from Thomas Boyd, was not sustained, and he was therefore discharged.
For reasons satisfactory to His Honor, the following cases were continued: William and John, slaves of Polly Pemberton, and Gideon Johnson, free, charged with stealing bags from the Confederate States; George, slave of John C. Burch, charged with stealing a horse worth $500, the property of the Confederate States; Joshua Owens, stealing a gold watch and chain, valued at $2,000, from William Clarkson, and Dick, slave of Mrs. Alvey, charged with stealing several thousand dollars' worth of groceries from the store of Robert B. Smith.