From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/17/1863, p. 1, c. 3
Mayor’s Court, Thursday, April 16th. – James F Ashley was remanded for indictment for violently assaulting and beating Fleming Gentry in one of the public streets of the city.
Billy slave of Sarah Andrews, was ordered 20 lashes for stealing a piece of timber from Daniel Sullivan.
The case of Wm J Lusk, for riotously breaking late James Knott’s store-house, with the supposed intention of stealing, was called up and continued for further examination.
Royal Smith was fined $10 for not having his name and No. painted on a hack run on the streets for hire.
Bridget McDonough was remanded for indictment for petty larceny for stealing a calico dress and other articles worth ten dollars, form Charles Taylor.
John T B Irwin, Thos Carr, Jas Sexton, and Jno W Williams, arrested as idle and dissolute persons, were brought up for examinations, which they underwent, and were discharged by the Mayor from custody.
The case of John M Galloway and Wm. Howell, for interfering with the night watch in the discharge of their duty, and with other persons passing along the street was called, and continued till the 18th. The parties giving bail for their appearance.
Elizabeth Ammons, charged with being engaged with others in a riot on Main and Cary streets, was examined and sent on to be tried before Judge Meredith, for misdemeanor. She was bailed.
Henry F. Hungerford was examined for keeping a faro bank. A witness testified to the fact, and defendant was sent on to await indictment for the offence and admitted to bail in the sum of $1,000 for his appearance. Edward L. Israel and O. H. Wilson, who were concerned as dealers for Hungerford, was also sent on. They gave bail. Several other men, arrested in Hungerford’s house, proving to be visitors, were on examination discharged from custody.
John Fergusson was examined for keeping a faro bank in Steat’s old stand, next to the Ballard Hotel, Franklin street, and David B. Cox for dealing his game. No evidence was adduced to show that either of the parties in question had anything to do with the house, and they were let off.
The case of Jesse White, for shooting John Andrews, opposite the Spotswood House last Sunday morning, was called up, but continued till Saturday, the witness, Andrews, having been removed to Bellevue Hospital, and being unable to attend Court. Bail was appiled for and refused.