Proceedings in the Courts.
Hustings Court, Tuesday, October 14th, 1862.
--Present: R. D. Sanxay
, Jas. Bray
, Wm. W. Timberlake
, N. C. Lipscomb
, and Chas. E. Anderson
Joseph G. Griswold
and Edw'd. Y. Cannon
qualified as Notaries Public.
Beverly Mortis and James Nicholas
, charged with felony, were discharged from custody
Michael Buckton, charged with feloniously killing John Delany
, on the 5th day of October,was arraigned, and the Court
having heard the evidence in the case, remanded the accused to jail for trial before Judge Lyons
, on the first day of the next November term of the Court
was arraigned, charged with felony, in stealing a watch, valued at $10 and other articles from Patrick Haley
entered by Attorney for the Commonwealth
, and accused discharged from custody.
, charged with felony, committed on the 28th day of September, in stealing $450 of Confederate money from John McCartney
, was remanded to jail for trial before Judge Lyons
, on the first day of the next term.
, charged with feloniously killing Michael Leary
, on the 18th day of September remanded to jail for trial before Judge Lyons
Witnesses recognized to appear on the first day of the next term.
, a free negro, and Dick
, a slave, the property of Edward Brown
, were arraigned on the charge of stealing the pocket-book, and two hundred and fifty dollars of Peter J. Archer
, on the 26th day of September, and the Court
having heard the evidence in the case, discharged the accused from custody.
, a slave, the property of James Harris
, charged with felony, in stealing Confederate noise, amounting to fifty five dollars, from Wm. Brown
, Wm Jones
, and Wm. Peasley
, was ordered nine and thirty lashes at the public whipping post.
George K Taylor
, John Wright
, and D S Bevans
, entered in to recognizance in the sum of $300 each for their personal appearance on Thursday next, to give evidence in behalf of the Commonwealth
against John H. King
charged with felony.
Blias Vandeslip, indicted for misdemeanor, was tried before a jury, who returned a verdict of ‘"not guilty,"’ and the accused was discharged.
, a free negro, was arraigned on the charge of stealing a trunk and numerous articles of clothing, the good and chattels of Albert C. Pulliam
, after heating the testimony, were not unanimous in their opinion as to the guilt of the accused, and it was ordered that he be discharged.
--There was but one case of any importance before this Court.
This was the case of J. J. Crawford
, charged with feloniously shooting John M. Michie
, at the clothing store of E. B. Spence
, corner of Main and 13th streets, on Monday evening. A number of witnesses were examined in the case, all of whom testified that the assault was made by Michie
, who was standing in conversation with some gentlemen at the time.
After hearing the evidence the Mayor
admitted the accused to bail in the sum of one thousand dollars--James Moncure
entering as surety — to appear before him at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning next.
, who was wounded in the affair, was unable to attend the Court