From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/25/1863, p. 1, c. 5
Mayor’s Court, Tuesday, March 24. - …George, a negro employed at the Florida Hospital, was arraigned charged with stealing a comfort off one of the cots in that institution. The Mayor said he should order him a different kind of comfort from that which he hoped to realize. Twenty-five lashes was the penalty awarded on the occasion.
[remainder of cases were not transcribed – MDG]