30 march 1851
The ease of the Bev. olios Gen. Chaplin, charged with stealing from Washington City the alavea of Messrs. Toombs aad Stevens, and with a murderous assault on the officer sent in pursuit ot them, was expected to take place before the Howard District Court, which commenced ita session at Ellicott's Bfllls yesterday, but on calling the prisoner it waa found that he waa neither present tn person or by counsel, and bis ball, amounting to the round sum of $19,000 waa declared to be forfeited. The mo. ney ta deposited to one of our city banks, subject to the order of the Attorney General of the 'State. Although the ball Is forfeited, an effort will still be made to arrest the fugitive, an application having already been made to Gov. Lowe to Issue a requisition requisition on the Governor of Massachusetts for tbe fugitive. There la little probability, however, of his being given up, as the ground will be taken at the North that even the resistance of the officers Is ao offence, aa they aelsed the heads of his horeee at midnight, and that he resisted under the beliel that they were robbers. The ease of Mr. Mitchell, ot Alston, aemanaea by the Governor of Pennsylvania as a fugitive from Justice to that State, la tbe subject of a voluminous voluminous correspondence between the two Governors. Governors. Mr. Mitchell has taken oath that be has not I mm to Pennsylvania for more than three years; and that, consequently, he could have committed no offence against the laws nf that 8tate during the past year, as alleged by the Governor of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania. . The latter, however, takes the ground that he sent his agents into that State to kidnap two negroes, one of whom (a child) waa born and begot begot in that State, and that mid negroes were brought to him by his agents, and have since been sold by him as slaves and sent to the South ; and, hence, he contends that he waa an accomplice In the transaction. The two agents, Messrs. Price and Alberti, have been convicted and sent to the penitentiary on toe charge of kidnapping. Mr. Mitchell, on obtaining the possesion of his slaves, Bold them to MT. Donovan, tn this city, who to - formed the abolition sympathisers of Philadelphia that they could be purchased at a alight advance, but no offer waa made for them, and they have since been sold to the South.