From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/9/1864, p.1, c. 5
Hustings Court of Magistrates. – This body commenced its August term yesterday. The following business was disposed of:
Joshua Owens, charged with stealing a gold watch and chain from William Clarkson, was examined and sent on before Judge Lyons for trial.
Andrew, slave of Elizabeth Carver, sent on for examination on the charge of stealing a horse from Henty Debell, was discharged.
By consent of the court, a nolle prosequi was entered in the case of Joseph Abrams, charged with felony and he was discharged.
The court then adjourned to meet again at 11 o’clock this morning.