From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/27/1863, p. 1, c. 5
Mayor’s Court, Saturday. – The case of Robert Ford, charged with feloniously shooting and killing Robert Emmett Dixon, Clerk of the Confederate State House of Representatives, was called and continued till Monday, to await the result of the investigation of the Coroner’s jury.
John Reardon, charged with stealing two blankets from Mary Kinegan, was examined and committed to await an indictment by the Hustings Court Grand Jury in May.
The examination of Elizabeth Cullen, on the charge of receiving a quantity of beef stolen from Mary Broderick, was partially heard and continued until the 26th inst.
Gamwell, slave of Joseph Pearce, was tried for stealing two pieces of bacon and one piece of soap from Maj. Ambler, and ordered to be punished for his dishonesty.
Bell Summers alias Anne Williams, Minna Travis alias Anna Adams, and Cora Livingston alias Mary Ellis, were brought up and required to answer the charge of being women of evil name and reputation, and occupying a private box on the floor of the dress circle in the Marshall Theatre, in a place set apart for respectable people. - The females are of the flash order, and well known about the city. It appears that on Friday night some person having a knowledge of their personal appearance identified them in one of the private boxes, and informed the city police. The latter repaired to the private box and hinted his suspicion, when the inmates and a man who accompanied them declared they were respectable ladies, resident of Culpeper county, in the city on a visit. Other evidence being brought forward, the true character of the parties was established, and they were taken off to the upper station-house for the night. The Mayor required the escort to give $200 security to be of good behavior on the charge of associating with the above parties. The latter were required to give the same surety for their good behavior.