From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/18/1864, p.1, c. 5 and 6
Mayor’s Court. – A summary of the proceedings before the Mayor yesterday morning will be found below:
Fanny Lewis, a free negro, arrested some time since on the charge of harboring Peter, a slave of Neil McCurdy, and aiding him to make his escape from his master, was sent on to the Hustings Court for further examination. This case had a hearing some days since, but his Honor deferred his decision in order that the counsel for the accused could obtain a material witness; but the witness failing to appear yesterday, he was willing to rest the fate of his client upon the testimony for the Commonwealth, which had already been elicited; whereupon the matter was immediately disposed of as above stated.
The charge of stealing a lot of jewelry and money from Mrs. Lucy A. Miller, preferred against Thomas, slave of Talbott & Brother, partially heard on Tuesday by his Honor, and deferred till yesterday, was again continued.
Michael Sullivan and Monteith, two white boys of very bad character, were committed for want of security for good behavior – the first charged with striking Belia Macarthy with a stone, and the second for stealing watermelons in the Second Market.
Alice Hardgrove, charged with assaulting John L. Roane with two-pound weight, and Philip Staub, charged with receiving a refrigerator from Alice, knowing it to have been stolen from Roane, were discharged.
Fanny, slave of Dr. Trent, was whipped for interfering with officer Jenkins, on Tuesday, while in the discharge of his duty, and releasing a dog which had been netted by a negro who was attached to the train of dog-catchers.