Proceedings of the Courts.
Mayor's Court, Monday, Dec. 22.
presiding — Michael Sweeney
, charged with stealing a horse worth $200 from Thomas Johnston
, was sent to the chain gang in default of security.
, charged with using insulting language to Michael McRoss
, was discharged, the plaintiff not appearing.
Wm. H. Bennett
, charged with being drunk and disorderly in the street was held to ball in the sum of $200 for his future good behavior.
, slave of James Halsey
, and Lucy Brown
, slave of the same, were committed to jail for going at large.
, a man of color, with no papers, was ordered ten lashes and committed as a runaway. --He had on his person, when captured, a large knife.
Emeline, slave of Erasmus Taylor
, charged with stealing a number of articles, amounting in the aggregate to a felony, from Bill Scott
, was discharged, there being no proof of the charge.
in the city with Louisiana
papers, was discharged with instructions to leave.
Jacob, slave of Robert J. Wilson
, charged with going at large, was committed as a runaway.
was fined three dollars for being drunk and lying on the sidewalk.
, free, living in the city with Amelia papers, was ordered twenty lashes.
, colored, was ordered twenty-five lashes for receiving a quantity of stolen wood.
, charged with being drunk and stealing a foot-mat from Miss Bell Mitchell
, was sentenced to 90 days in the chain gang and committed to jail in default of $200 security.
A large number of colored individuals, charged with creating and being with an unlawful assembly, were admonished and discharged.
, charged with being drunk and firing a pistol in the streets, was discharged.
, charged with feloniously receiving a horse of the value of $200, stolen from Jefferson Renney
, was discharged, the proof being altogether insufficient to prove the offence.
Amos was sent before the Provost Marshal
as a probable deserter from the army.
--This tribunal did no business of public importance yesterday.
A few unlawful detained cases were called and disposed of.