From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/18/1863, p. 1, c. 6
The Public Warehouse. – Alderman Richard D. Sanxay, who is the commissioner appointed by the Hustings Court to attend to the different tobacco warehouses in this city, has reported to the Legislature that the portion of the Public Warehouse recently destroyed by fire can be rebuilt for $23,200, and recommended to that body the propriety of immediately passing a law appropriating that sum for said purpose. The part of the warehouse which was burned had capacity to store 800 hogsheads, and it is said that the profits to the State would in a few years repay the sum, while tobacco planters will be seriously inconvenienced should the building to be again available for storage purposes. It will be remembered that in consequence of Seabrook’s warehouse being turned into a hospital, the amount of room available to store tobacco is small compared to what it used to be.