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Hustings Court, August 13th. --Present, R. D. Sanxay, Senior Alderman; James Bray, J. W. Beveridge, Wm. W. Timberlake, and John F. Regnault, Aldermen. J. Baumgarton was paid $25 for making a new Court seal. Thadous B. Starke, James L. Apperson, Marcellus T. Starke, Ro. A. Payne and John M. Goddin entered into bonds and qualified as Notaries Public. The prosecution against John Sullivan, for misdemeanor, was dismissed. Richard Tines, a free negro, in want of a register, was ordered to be sold for so long a time (for not less than ten cents per day) as will produce the sum of $12,99 cents.
Clerk appointed. --Mr. Marcellus T. Starke, who, for the past twenty years, has been Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals, was yesterday chosen to that position by the Judges to succeed the late Jos. Allen. A courteous and obliging disposition, combined with intelligence of no inferior order, and a thorough acquaintance with the duties of the position, admirably quality the new appointee to give satisfaction to Court, bar, and suitor, in this, the highest Court known to the law of Virginia.
being chiefly devoted to exaggerated accounts of recent events, of which the public has already been apprised. The vote in the Federal Senate on the bill to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia resulted, year 29, nays 14--the following persons voting against the measure: Bayard of Delaware, Camille of Virginia, Davis of Kentucky, Henderson of Missouri, Kennedy of Maryland, Latham of California, McDougall of California, Nesmith of Oregon, Powell of Kentucky, Sansbury of Delaware, Starke of Oregon, Willey of Virginia, Wilson of Missouri, and Wright of Indiana. We make up the following summary of war news: From Fortress Monroe. Fortress Monroe, April 2. --The weather to-day is clear and pleasant, and everything is progressing in the most satisfactory manner. The rebels fired several shots from Sewell's Point last night, on the transports in the harbor, some of the shells falling within fifty feet of a vessel loaded with horses. The steamboats conveying
Hustings Court. --This Court met yesterday pursuant to adjournment — Present; Recorder James K. Caskie, and a full bench of Aldermen. John H. Wright, Richard D. Sanxay, and Marcellus T. Starke, qualified as Notaries Public. Samuel E. Fox, for permitting his slave Royall to go at large and hire himself out contrary to law was fined $10 and costs. The Court recommended that Thomas R. Price be exonerated from the payment of certain tax on profits erroneously charged a second time. An account due Dr. John Dove, amounting to $300 for attendance on prisoners in the city jail, was ordered to be paid. The case against Napoleon Burke and John Hammon, charged with unlawful trespass, assault and battery, was continued till the October term. Nancy, slave of Rachel Burruss, charged with a felony, committed on the 26th of August, in stealing a lot of goods from Jos. M. Skinner, was found guilty and sentenced to receive 30 lashes. The case against Jacob Hernd