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The Daily Dispatch: January 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Selling shucks. --On Saturday morning last, a negro fellow, owned by James Poindexter, of Henrico, sold a load of shucks, which had in them five hundred and fifteen pounds of wood. Mr. James P. Tyler, Assistant Clerk at the Second Market, attempted to arrest him, but the negro escaped from him, leaving behind his team and its load, which was taken possession of by Mr. T.
Selling shucks. --Gideon, slave of Jas. Poindexter, was sentenced to undergo thirty lashes yesterday, by the Mayor, for cheating and defrauding a citizen by selling a load of shucks with a lot of wood concealed therein to make heavy weight. The load was weighed by Mr. Tyler, and 680 pounds were indicated by the scales. After the roguery was detected, the shucks weighed 165 pounds--a difference of only 515.