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The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1863., [Electronic resource], From the
Hustings Court. --This body disposed of the following cases yesterday: Walter Tate, indicted for keeping a negro policy office. Held to bail to answer at the next term. Miles Cary, indicted for assault and battery. Fined $20. Rufus, a free negro, charged with stealing a silver watch from Joseph N. Vaughan, was tried and acquitted. James Slaven, for selling liquor without a license. Fined $60 and costs. Wm. Peasley, John Brown, and William Brown, indicted for assault and battery.--Fined $60 and costs. Edwin Myer, for receiving a pair of stolen boots. Acquitted. John Barton, Patrick O'Brien, Thomas H. Wilkinson, George W. Elam, and Robert Birch, indicted for assault and battery.--Fined $25 and costs and sentenced to jail for twelve months.
The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863., [Electronic resource],
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Hustings Court. --The Grand Jury sworn at this term returned presentments yesterday against fifteen individuals for felony. Their names are as follows: Wm. Hardymar, Jno. Doyle, George Turner. Aug. Synco, Allen Nunnally, Jacob Elzenhower, Thomas W. Farquhar, Don Juan Williamson, Sarah S. Sunderland, Wm. Riley, Thomas H. Wilkinson, Wm. Pitts, Michael Galvin, James Jennings, and Richard N. Bluns, and were then adjourned over till next Wednesday week. James Clarke, indicted for felony, was then set to the bar, Mr. Danner appearing as his counsel. Upon a full hearing of the arguments of the attorneys, as well for the Commonwealth as the prisoner, and also the evidence of the witnesses, the jury were unal le to agree, and were placed in charge to be kept together. The cases of John Doyle, William Riley, and Richard N. Binns were set for trial to-day.
The Daily Dispatch: November 18, 1863., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: November 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Origin of the names of the days of the
Hustings Court. --There were three criminal trials before Judge Lyons yesterday, resulting as follows: Michael Galvin, indicted for burglariously entering the house of Mr. Bouis, was arraigned and plead not guilty. After hearing the evidence, the jury decided that Mike had certainly been mistaken in his plea, and sent him to the penitentiary for 3 years. James Jennings, indicted for grand larceny, plead not guilty. He was convicted of the offence, and sent to the penitentiary for 5 years. William Pitts, indicted for horse stealing, plead guilty, and the jury concurring in his opinion sent him to the penitentiary for 5 years. Thomas H. Wilkinson, indicted for having engaged with Wm. Pitts in stealing a horse, was tried and acquitted.