Richmond Dispatch, 11/8/1862

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From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/8/1862, p. 2, c. 4

Mayor’s Court, Friday, Nov. 7 - Patrick, slave of Andrew Antoni, was brought up for trial, for having, on Thursday night, about 10 o'clock, been caught by the watch with ten pounds of candy, sugar, almonds, &c., in his possession, with which he was making an attempt to reach Exchange Alley. The property belonged to his master. Twenty lashes were awarded in this case Fifteen stripes were ordered to be administered to Robert, slave of J. R. Anderson, for stealing wood from off the Basin bank, Thursday morning, about 4 o'clock.

The case of E. Hunter Taliaferro, charged with forging sundry checks and Treasury warrants of the State of Virginia for the payment of $14,000, was called, and continued until Thursday next, on account of the absence of important witnesses.--Prisoner was admitted to ball in the sum of $2,000 for his appearance, J. M. Taliaferro and G. J. Seammell becoming bound as his sureties.

Alexander Askew, hailing from Hanover, was arraigned for lying on the sidewalk of Main street Thursday night, and encumbering the thoroughfare. The Mayor said he must pay a fine of $1—Askew, confessing his utter impecuniosity on the occasion, was relieved from his embarrassment by several charitable persons present, who subscribed the necessary amount, and let him go on his way rejoicing.

John Lowell, a mulatto, was arraigned for impudence to Thomas Feltner, baker, and Thomas Addison, watchman of the Spotswood House.—Lowell represented himself as servant to Colonel Casey, of Kentucky. Feltner proved that Lowell tried to occupy his bed Thursday night, and when the watchman was called he turned off the gas, ran in a room, barred the door and continued his abuse. He was ordered twenty lashes, and committed for inquiry into his status.

The watchmen on Thursday night made a descent on a house in Locust alley, between Main and Franklin sts., kept by Bell Jones, in search of persons having "no visible means of support," and there fore vagrants and candidates for the chain-gang.—The watchmen, during the raid, captured Belle Jones, Madame du Maison, Laura Bella Roane, Mary Ann Godfrey, Emeline Rodgers, and Kate Mills, and their visitors, young men of various degrees of good and bad looks, giving the names of Wm B Freeman, J. J. Nicholas John Manning, Thos Carroll, Daniel Carroll, Thos. Murphy, Daniel Ryan, Benjamin G Page, B. M. Bear, and Jas. W. Finch. All were committed in default of security for their good behavior.

 

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