From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/27/1864, p.1, c. 6

Mayor’s Court – Recorder Caskie presiding. – Richard Bailey, a free negro, charged with committing a murderous assault upon Dr. M. Blankman, was ordered thirty-nine lashes and committed to jail in default of security for his future good behavior; Jim, slave of Charles C. Ellett, and George, slave of Richard Smith, charged with throwing stones at white children in the street, were ordered to be whipped; Ralph, slave of Sarah Tompkins, charged with cutting and stabbing Robert, a slave, was ordered to be taken to Manchester for examination, the offence having been committed in Chesterfield county; and time was allowed Samuel Struck to abate a nuisance existing on his premises. In none of the above-enumerated cases was there any evidence elicited which could interest the public, and it is therefore needless to publish it.

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