From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/2/1863, p. 1, c. 4
Mayor’s Court, Friday, May 1st – Bettie, slave of George Lotmore, was committed to jail for going at large.
John Orvill, a youth, whose exploits in the petty delinquency line have rendered his name famous in police circles, was arraigned to-day for the commission of sundry offences embraced in the following category: First, for burglariously entering the dwelling-house of Wm. Allan and stealing one silver waiter, a pair of pistols, an overcoat, and a small engine, valued at $1,000; second for burglariously entering, in the night time, the store of Maurice Nelson, opposite the Old Market-House, and stealing a large quantity of ready-made clothing and jewelry, valued at $2,500; and third, for burglariously breaking into James Walsh’s gunstore, and stealing $1,500 worth of pistols and bowie-knives. The proof in each case was of such austere that the Mayor committed the secured for examination for felony, before a called Court on the 7th of May.
The case of John Murphy, for shooting Martin Callahan in the mouth with a pistol bullet, near the Old Market, a few days since, was called; but the witness being unable, from his wounds, to appear and testify, the examination was continued until Saturday.
James Shaw was committed for examination on the 5th, on the charge of unlawfully assaulting his wife.
Dennis Lynch was examined for aiding and abetting Peter Howard in stealing William Stewart’s pocket book, containing $200 and was acquitted.
Francis McNemara, charged with beating his wife, failing to give security to keep the peace was sent to jail.
Patrick Cull, James Wall, and Mike O’Brien were arraigned for disorderly conduct and breaking down the door of Lucy Timmons’s house. All were required to give $300 security for their good behavior and none did so save O’Brien.
James Currin was arraigned for unlawfully killing four ducks, valued at $8, the property of Eliza Wright. When the case was examined it was found that the offence if any, had been committed beyond the city limits. Currin was sent, in charge of an officer, to a county magistrate for examination.
Mary Drake was brought up, charged with being in the riot of the 21 of April, on Main and Cary streets. The Mayor required her to give surety for her appearance before Judge Meredith, to be tried for misdemeanor, and she did it.
Sundry cases involving violations of the city ordinances were disposed of and the Court adjourned.