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me handwriting as the one which he had previously received through the hands of the negro boy; and he therefore deferred settling for the rent till eleven o'clock the next day, at which hour Boyd had agreed to be on hand. Officers Seal and Davis were in the meantime informed of the facts of the case, and a description of this appearance was furnished them, in order that he might be identified as soon as he came to the store. According to appointment, Boyd called at eleven o'clock last Ftold him to receipt the bill and he would borrow enough to make up for what he did not have on hand. Boyd then signed C. C. Ellerson's name to the bill, and was paid $975, which he had counted over and was about putting into his pocket, when John W. Davis, the policeman who was in waiting outside, stepped up and told him he was a prisoner. For the defence, no testimony was offered, and the Mayor thereupon remanded the accused for examination before the Hustings Court on the charge of obta
rges upon similar grounds, which will occupy the attention of the court at some future time. The District Attorney entered a nolle pros in the case of Carter Newcomb, indicted for treason; and he was thereupon discharged. Martha A. Allen renewed her recognizance in the sum of three thousand dollars for the appearance of her son, Lewis H. Allen, on the 10th day of November, to answer the charge of fraudulently obtaining possession of letters from the Richmond post- office. John W. Davis's petition to be exempted from military service was continued till the 27th instant, and the petitioner was admitted to bail for his appearance. A. Olsner, indicted for trading in greenbacks, was required to give bail in the sum of three thousand dollars for his appearance at the next term. Richard D. Hicks also entered into a recognizance for his appearance on the 10th day of November to answer an indictment for misdemeanor. The court adjourned till this morning at eleven