From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/4/1863
Mayor’s Court, Saturday, May 2nd. – Patrick Jacobs was examined on the charge of stealing Simon Fleisher’s watch from John N. Williams’s store, where it had been left for repair. He was sent to the Hustings Court.
Albert, slave of Mary Crenshaw, was awarded 30 lashes for entering Judge Halyburton’s hen coop and stealing 5 hens.
The summons against Lucy Timmons for selling ardent spirits without a tavern license, was heard and dismissed.
Ann Shay was fined $5 for allowing her stove pipe to get out of order and become dangerous to people residing in an adjoining house.
George Farrell, arrested as a suspicious character, was committed in default of $300 surety to keep the peace, and be of good behavior.
Bill Washington, slave of Steward Lomax, of Prince George county, was examined for stealing a gold watch from Hartman Jones, colored fisherman from Charles City county, and sent before the Hustings Court for final trial.
The examination of John Murphy, for shooting Martin Callahan, was further continued till the 7th of May.
Frances Kelley was examined for being engaged in a riot on the 2d of April, and sent on to Judge Meredith’s Court for misdemeanor.
Robert S. Forde, charged with shooting and killing R. E. Dixon, on Bank street, in this city, Friday week last, waived a preliminary examination before the Mayor and had the case sent on to a Court of Hustings called for next Friday.