--The docket was an unusually long one on Saturday, and the time occupied was over three hours. The following is a list of the cases:
Thomas H. S. Boyd
, formerly a captain in the Confederate
service, was charged with forging the name J. W. Allison
, of Lynchburg
, to a receipt for one year's house rent, amounting to $1,300, and obtaining $975 from Philip Whitlock
under false pretences.
The absence of important witnesses induced the Mayor
to postpone the matter till this morning.
Mrs. Elizabeth Totty
was charged with unlawfully harboring and concealing Emeline, a runaway slave of Edward Vickers
Emeline absented herself from home for upwards of two weeks, and when first heard of was found at the house of Mrs. Totty
, where she had been regularly staying ever since she left her owner.
readily surrendered Emeline's clothes to her mistress, and stated that the negro came to her house, as a free woman, in search of a place as washer and ironer.
One of her servants being sick at the time, she hired her, without any knowledge that she was a slave.
fined the accused fifteen dollars.
Mrs. Betty Howle
, was charged with keeping an ill-governed house, where persons congregate for purposes of dissipation and disreputable practices.
Several witnesses complained that Mrs. Howle
, who occupies the second story of a house on the corner of Main and Nineteenth streets, had been in the habit of giving balls once or twice a week, during which it was impossible for any other occupants of the house to sleep.
In order to allow time for the defence to procure witnesses, the case was continued till Tuesday.
, a member of the Nineteenth Virginia regiment, charged with robbing William, slave of John Bray
, of a silver watch
, valued at $30, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court.
The facts of the case showed that Meeks
met William in the street and inquired the time of day.--When the watch was taken out, the accused grabbed it from the negro and put it into his pocket, leaving the chain in the owner's hands.
The watch was afterwards recovered.
, charged with assaulting and beating Charles Jordan Miller
, was sent on for indictment by the Hustings Court grand jury.
The appearance of both parties in court showed that they had been severely punished in the fight which had taken place between them.
William T. Mitchell
, formerly a resident of Lynchburg
, made complaint against a respectable citizen of this place that he had made an assault upon him in the public street, and after knocking him down, took from his pocket a gold watch and chain, valued at three thousand dollars. The testimony before the court was so entirely at variance with the statement made by Mitchell
when the warrant was obtained that the Mayor
intimated that he thought he had perjured himself, and was strongly inclined to commit him to jail.
The accused was promptly discharged.
The following negroes were ordered to be whipped: John, slave of William S. Early
, charged with stealing one hundred dollars, the property of A. T. Burr
& Co., Henry
, slave of Emily Hudson
, arrested as a runaway and for selling in the Second Market
; William, slave of R. H. Winn
, charged with going at large; Sarah, slave of Thomas Graves
, charged with stealing bread and cakes from some person unknown; Jordan
, slave of Mary Hill
, charged with having in his possession five bags of corn, five bags of wheat, and four bags of oats, valued at five hundred dollars, supposed to have been stolen; Ned
, slave of General William H. Richardson
, for stealing apples and grapes, and Washington
, slave of William G. Wyatt
, for having a bag of corn in his possession supposed to have been stolen.