From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/10/1864, p.1, c. 6
Hustings Court. – The magistrates again held their court yesterday. In the absence of the commonwealth’s attorney, R. T. Daniel, the prosecution of criminals was conducted by A. Judson Crane, Esq. We give below a summary of the proceedings:
James H. Marshall, charged with stealing nine dollars in gold and forty-two dollars in Confederate notes from William Walsh, was examined and sent on for final trial before Judge Lyons.
Francis Craven, charged with assaulting with an iron bar, with intent to kill, Washington, slave of O. H. Chalkley, on the 30th of July 1864, was also remanded for trial before Judge Lyons.
The examination of Catharine, slave of Mary Voss, charged with aiding and conniving at the escape of Zipperah, slave of Robert F. Morris, resulted in her conviction, whereupon she was ordered to receive thirty-nine lashed, and then to be sold beyond the limits of the State of Virginia.
The Court will meet again this morning at eleven o’clock.