From the Richmond Whig, 1/6/1862, p 3, c. 3
BRIEF MENTION. - Mr. John M.
Francisco has been appointed Clerk of the Confederate prisons, in this city, by
Brig. Gen. Winder. - On Friday last 239 Yankee prisoners were released by
exchange, and sent to the vicinity of Newport News, on a Government steamer. -
During the last three months, the fines collected by the police of this city,
amounted to $675. [remainder of miscellaneous items were not transcribed.]