From the Richmond Dispatch, 9/1/1864, p.1, c. 6
Mayor’s Court, yesterday – Recorder Caskie presiding – William S. Isaacs, member of the Fourth Texas regiment, was charged with stealing a horse from Lieutenant John H. Parker, of the Confederate States navy. The young man names W. H. Harris, belonging to the Twenty-fourth Virginia cavalry, was caught with the horse in his possession, but it turned out that he had traded a horse which he owned with Harris for Parker’s horse. The absence of witnesses necessitated a postponement of the case till to-day.
Jerry Dunnivant, a young man with a soldier’s uniform on, who has been up before the courts on several occasions before, was charged with stealing a pocket-book contained $60 form some person unknown. While the evidence was not sufficient to convict him of theft, yet the general character given him by the witnesses induced the Recorder to remand him in default of security in the sum of $500 for his future good behavior.
Lewis H. Frayser was fined in two instances for permitting his hack drivers to charge more for going to a funeral that the ordinance allows and for not renewing his license. (Mr. Thomas Pairo stated that he paid $20 apiece for two of Fraysers’ hacks to take some friends to a funeral; but that the drivers grumbled about it and demanded double the amount. Sooner than have any delay in the matter he paid the fellows $40 for the two but was unwilling to give them double that amount without he was compelled to do so. The city ordinance only allows seven dollars hire for a hack to attend a funeral, which is certainly enough.)
The following negroes were whipped: Betsy and Fanny Robinson, free negroes, charged with using abusive and threatening language towards Winnie Brown; William, slave of Harriet Peck, charged with stealing one cloth coat, two shirts, and one child’s dress from Susannah Larmond; Pro***, slave of Daniel Powell, throwing stones in the street; and William, slave of James Allison, charged with throwing stones in the street – also committed as a runaway.
James Engel King, a huckster in the First Market, was fined $50 for violating the market ordinance in purchasing a lot of chickens and ducks to sell again. The fowls were also confiscated.