From the Richmond Dispatch, 2/25/1863, p. 1, c. 5

Mayor’s Court, Tuesday, February 24th. – Mrs. Mary Vanderslip, proprietess of an oyster saloon, on Broad street, was summoned up to day to show cause why she should not be fined for keeping a disorderly house, and selling whiskey and other liquors without obtaining a license so to do. The proof in the case was supplied with so much readiness that the Mayor found no difficulty in determining that in regard to the charge of selling liquor the law had been violated seven times. – Fines to the amount of $140 were imposed, being twenty dollars in each case. On the charge of keeping a disorderly house the proof was equally conclusive, and for this Mrs. Vanderslip was required to furnish security to appear before the Grand Jury and answer an indictment.

[remainder of cases were not transcribed – MDG]

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