From the Richmond Sentinel, 11/5/1864

MAYOR’S COURT. - ......William, slave of Miss Sallie Tompkins, was charged with burglary. It seems that about 8 o’clock Thursday night, William went to the confectionery in rear of St. Paul’s church, belonging to Francis M. Bonavite, and staving in one of the window glasses, abstracted a jar of brandy peaches and ten pounds of chewing tobacco, and made off. An old gentleman who happened to be passing, saw the transaction and gave the alarm. Watchman Blake and another being close at hand, pursued the thief and captured him with the stolen goods in his hands. - The Mayor sent the negro on for trial.



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