COURT NOTES
VIRGINIAN PILOT Dec 30 1865

GERTRUDE WILSON COMPALINED OF LAWRENCE A. CURRY AND JOHN MILLWARD, FOR ASSAULTING AND BEAUTING HER. THE AFFAIR HAVING OCCURED WITHOUT THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT, THE CASE WILL BE TRIED BY A COUNTY MAGISTRATE OR COURT.
ED. P. SHANNOR, CORNELIUS HARRINGTON, ROWLAND C. WEBBER SOLIDERS, AND JAMES S. SULLIVAN, WERE BROUGHT UP FOR STEALING TWO WATCHES, VALUED AT $12 EACH, AT HARRIS PANORAMA, ON CHURCH STREET. ALL THE PARTIES WERE DISCHARGED EXCEPT SULLIVAN, WHO ACKNOLEDGED THE TRUTH OF THE CHARGE AND WAS SENT TO BE TRIED ON BY THE CORPORATION COURT.

SARAH OAKLEY AND SARAH BROWN FOR DRUNKNESS AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN FIGHTING IN THE STREETS,WERE FINED $10 EACH , IN DEFAULT OF WHICH THEY WERE COMITTED FOR TEN DAYS.

REUBEN WILSON, FOR INTERFERING WITH LIEUTENANT GRAY OF THE WATCH, IN A DISCHARGE OF DUTY, WAS FINED $5.
EDWIN HUNTER, FOR DRAWING A PISTOL ON AND THREATENING TO SHOOT A PARTY OF URCHINS, WAS FINED $10.
FRANCES TIMBERLY , FOR GETTING DRUNK AND ACTING IN A DISORDERLY MANNER, WAS COMMITTED FOR 20 DAYS.
ALFRED DILLER FOR SHOOTING A PISTOL IN THE STREETS WAS FINED $5.
BEVERLY SAWYER, FOR THREATENING TO SHOOT BETSEY ARMISTEAD, DIMISSED.
JONATHAN GALLILEE, FOR SHOOTING ISAAC BEAVER CASE POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY NEXT.
GEORGE LAWRENCE ARRESTED UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, WAS DISCHARGED.





VIRGINIAN PILOT SATURDAY JAN 13 1866

JOHN DORSEY, A free colored man bargained in 1860, with Thomas Sanders. ( In Loudon  County, VA for the purchase of his (Dorsey's) daughter, who was then a slave of Sanders for the sum of $550. Up to 1863, $350 was paid, since which Dorsey offered to pay the balance in Virginia State Scrip. Which Sanders refused. The girl being freed by law, Sanders now urges his claim for the balance of the money. The matter is now before General Howard for a Decision.

FEB 3 1866 SATURDAY

WILLIAM H. HAYNES, the detective, who was tried before a Military Commission, held at the Custom house, in this city, some time ago, for  unlawfully imposing fines upon citizens, receiving bribes, and selling Governement Porperty, was sentenced to 3 yrs imprisonment.
General Terry has reduce the time of imprisonment to one year in thepenitentiary at Richmond.

Four men sought and rec'd lodging at the watch-house last night.
one case for drunkenness was fined $5.

Mary Jane Veasy, for assault and battery, was discharged.

Isaac P. Luke for selling meal by measure instead of weight, was fined $1.

Charles Bone, charged with threatening the life of charles smith was dismissed.

Augustus Burgess, for assault upon Mary Pryor, fined $20.

George White, Charged with stealing was discharged.

Mary Pryor, charged with same , dismissed.

We understand that Ex-Governor Morehead of North Carolina, has been arrested byt he Federal Authorities for interfering with the sale of some property previously advertised to be sold. We have no particulars.

FEB 10 1866

The house of delegates passed a bill, to which we refer in legislative proceedings published today, Punishing with death or confinement in the Penitentiary for not less than 18 yrs, any person committing robbery by strangulation,suffocation, beating or striking or other violence or by threatening firearms.

Col. George Blow, This able lawyer and public spirited citizen is spoke of for the office of judge of the court is to be established  ( few words nt readable)in accordance with the bill lately passed by the legislature. it would be an admirable appointment should the Councils accept teh bill.The colonel is the man for the place.

FEB 16 1866
FREEDMEN'S COURT

Sarah Foreman, for stealing, sent to prison for 10 days.
Samuel James vs. George Scarlks, action to recover $75. Judgment for the defendant


MARCH 10, 1866

WILLIAM E. HUTCHINSON AND WILLIAM HARRIS, CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING JOSEPH CLARK WERE DIMISSED CHARGE NOT SUSTAINED.


MARCH 12 1866

ON SUN NIGHT AT 11PM ELLEN M. THE BELOVED WIFE OF ROBERT A. WILLIAMS, U.S NAVY
AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE EBENEZER BANKER OF HAMPDEN MAINE, DIED IN THE 33RD YR OF HER AGE.
THE FUENRAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM EHR LATE RESIDENCE, ON NORTH CRAWFORD STREET, ON TUES AM AT 10AM AT WHICH TIME ALL THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY ARE RESPECTFULLY INVITED TO ATTEND WITH OUT FURTHER NOTICE.


MARCH 16 1866

PORTSMOUTH COURT:
Morgan Sullivan and John Moraney , charged with assaulting and beating of John Hickman, were discharged, complainant of failing to appear to testify again them.

Michael Curtian was arrested upon a charge which failed to be substantiated , and was dismised.

FREEDMAN'S COURT

Miles Christian, charged with an obnoxious offence, was held for trial today.
George Godwin and George William Charged with Grand larceny , were sent on to the Military commission.

The court room was crowed with lewd and degenerate men and women yesterday , who were fined, admonished, and discharged.

ROBBERY....................
ON THURSDAY NIGHT the grocery and liquor store of the Hall Brothers on church street was robbed of $50 in cash and articles estimated to be worth #300. The thieves have not been apprehended. 



MARCH 27 1866

Horace Mathews & JohnWilson, colored, were fined $5 each, for violating the law.

Joseph Francis, for drunkenness, was fined $5.

Charles Brown sailor, for getting drunk and resisting an officer of the law, was fined $10 and sent aboard his ship.

Elam Reed, Colored, was fined $5, for selling on the Sabbath.

William Southall, colored, for the same, was fined the same.

Thomas Williams,Robert Clark, Joseph Mann and James E. Price, Vagrants, charged with gambling, were commtted.

Two parties, charged with larceny, were dismissed.  

The case of Thomas Crabbin,negro, for ( can't read rest of line)

William Peele for fighting in the streets of portsmouth and refusing to appear when summoned was fined $10.

Edward Riddick, colored, for stealing in Portsmouth was committed for trial.

MARCH 31, 1866

John Taylor, Marine, For Fighting was fined $10.
Five Men were arrested for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, were fined $10. each.

Two negroes, charged with stealing poultry in the country , were committed to be turned over the the county authorities.

Portsmouth

Timothy Mosely, colored, charged with robbery, was discharged, evidence not established.

Jerry Green, colored, charged with stealing $45, was dismissed, complainant failing to appear.

Corporation Court
The evidence in the case of Tunis vs. Buttz was exhausted yesterday. The jury retired and returned a verdict in favor of the plantiff, Mrs. Rebecca Tunis.