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Proceedings in the Courts.

Mayor's Court, Sept. 25th, 1862.
--Pierce Nowland, charged with stabbing John Booth, was examined this morning. These two men when returning from market, met a man with a canteen of whiskey, which they drank.--Going down Jail alley they got into a playful tussle, (according to Booth's account,) and getting apart again, Nowland pulled out a knife and stabbed Booth. Several witnesses testified that Booth was choking Nowland, when they saw them, and the latter afterward stabbed him, exclaiming: ‘"Jack I'm going to kill you."’ Nowland was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court, on the 30th inst., and in the meantime security is required for his good behavior.

John Logan, a free boy, for stealing $40 worth of bed-clothes and dresses from Harman Chandler and Mrs. Paine, was ordered thirty-nine lashes, and was retained to answer an indictment for remaining in the Commonwealth contrary to law.

Joe, slave of Rev. Goe. Woodbridge, was ordered twenty lashes for using indecent language in public.

Hustings Court, yesterday.--James Coyle, a wounded soldier, was tried for stealing several watches and a sum of money, and acquitted.

James M. Taylor, another soldier, indicted for stealing a gold watch from John S. Bowyer, on the 18th of last May, was convicted, and his punishment ascertained at one year's confinement in the Penitentiary. He was, however, recommended to the clemency of the Executive.

Albert Tappin, whose trial was noticed day before yesterday, was acquitted.

The Court meets this morning at 10 o'clock.

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