From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/29/1864, p.1, c. 6
Mayor’s Court – Recorder James K. Caskie presiding. - Jim, slave of Thomas Owings, was charged with obtaining, under false pretenses, $20 from Robert, slave of Virginia Mosby, and $30 from Henry, slave of George Timberlake. Jim forged orders for the money he received. The Recorder ordered him to receive thirty-nine lashes on Saturday and thirty-nine more this morning.
Samuel Laidy, charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct in the street, was fined five dollars and then escorted by one of the police to the Provost-Marshal’s office.
John Maxwell, charged with trespassing upon the premises of Jesse Hutcheson and breaking the window blinds from his house, was held to security in the sum of $300 for his future good behavior.
Brown and White were charged with giving Ethiopean performances at the Varieties without obtaining *** Brown proved that he was altogether under the management of Mr. White. He was therefore discharged, and White was fined $20
A fine of $50 was imposed upon Augustus Staples, a free negro huckster, for buying Irish potatoes in the First Market to sell again in the Second Market. The potatoes were also confiscated.