Richmond Dispatch, 12/27/1862

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From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/27/1862, p. 2, c. 3

Mayor’s Court, Dec. 26th – Recorder Caskie presiding.—John McKinley was charged with receiving one barrel of whiskey, stolen from Jos Brummel, knowing it to be stolen. Mr. Brummel deposed that on Monday night last his store on 15th street had been entered and three barrels of whiskey taken out. After informing the police, he got a clue to the whereabouts of one barrel, and, with the assistance of officer Crone, recovered the barrel, with the better port of its contents gone, at the house of McKinley, near the Central depot. This occurred on Wednesday. Each barrel was worth $840 Officer Crone testified that upon going to McKinley's house the latter first denied having any liquor, and after the barrel was found, told various stories, and stated positively that he had [ had ] the barrel itself for twelve months. Frederick Detrick testified that he saw McKinley be gaining for the whiskey with one John McCabe, and afterwards saw McCabe deliver it to McKinley. Pat Jacobs corroborated this statement. The case was sent on.

John McCabe, charged with selling the barrel of whiskey knowing it to be stolen, was also sent on for examination.

Isaac Jacobs was charged with receiving one pair of blankets valued at $15, the property of Morris Johnson, from whom stolen, who stated that on Tuesday last he found blankets in the prisoner's store, and upon returning with two other members of his corps, the City Battalion they also identified blankets which belonged to them and like his, had been stolen from quarters. Upon returning afterwards with an officer the blankets were gone. The witness of the prisoner testified that he had bought the blankets in a lot from another merchant, who was present, and when the young men came in and claimed the blankets were stolen auction where he met with in North Carolina farmer, to whom he sold the blankets, and further, when he delivered them, his clerk, who was present when the young men came in, was alone, and he knew nothing at all about it. The case was dismissed.

Patrick and William Lee were charged with garroting and robbing Lazarus Lawan, who testified that he came to the city on Thursday night from the army, and, on looking about for some place to stay, went into a house near the Old Market. Here he met the prisoners, who, after a treat or so, invited him up the street. He had not gone more than ten steps with them before they threw him down and commenced searching him; but he managed to throw his pocket-book and money into an alley before they could get it. They took an old purse and a comb and ran. They were remanded for examination.

Daniel Summers, charged with grand larceny, in robbing two women of ill fame of a gold watch and $100, was discharged, the witnesses refusing to appear and being out of the Commonwealth.

Patrick Conley, charged with assaulting officer Caleb Crone, in the watch house, while in the performance of his duty, was required to give $300 surety to keep the peace.

James G. Davis, charged with assaulting Julius G. Lewis, in a lager-beer saloon, corner of 9th and Main sts., on Wednesday night, was required to give $300 peace surety, and the same amount to appear before the grand jury to answer.

Jacob Sauldeck charged with fighting and drawing a pistol on N. B. New, of the Provost Guard, was required to give $300 surety to the peace.

Peter Kennedy and Charles E. Moore, charged with being drunk and disorderly, were required to find surety in $200 each.

Charles, a slave, charged with stealing ten loaves of bread from the Florida Hospital, at which he is employed, was ordered 25 lashes.

Peter, slave of Nat King, charged with stealing $48.50 from John Stewart, in the 2d market, yesterday morning, was sent on for further examination.


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