From the Charleston SC Courier
"It will be remembered by our citizens that when Sargent, the magician, last visited our city, he was indicted on the charge of "lottery" by the Grand Jury of the Special Court, and it will be further be borne in mind that the ventriloquist, like a prudent general, retreated before being captured.
On Tuesday evening the Clerk of the Special Court learned that Sargent was performing in Raleigh, and he immediately telegraphed to the Sheriff, instructing that officer to arrest him, and accept no bail unless it were good beyond doubt. This order was complied with, and the magician is now under arrest at Raleigh."
An obituary in the London newspaper The Era
says that he was buried in Woodhouse Cemetery
, in Leeds. The cemetery was closed in 1969, and its records
are now in the collection of the University of Leeds.
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC has a letter
by Sargent to William Winter.