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Pardoned. --At the last session of the Aldermen's Hustings Court, a free negro, named Bill Scott, was condemned to everlasting servitude for the offence of getting thirty dollars from a colored sister on pretence that he would obtain her a substitute, to answer Capt. Hagan's requisition for a workman on one of the batteries, said colored sister being interested in one of the operative whose services were demanded by Capt. Hagan. The Court construed the testimony to mean that Scott had ta, said colored sister being interested in one of the operative whose services were demanded by Capt. Hagan. The Court construed the testimony to mean that Scott had taken the money and forgot to furnish the quid pro quo, hence the sentence, on the announcement of which defendant's counsel appealed to the Governor for relief. His Excellency very properly, as we conceive, pardoned the "convict" on Saturday last, restoring him to the bosom of his friends — that is, if he happened to have any.