From the Richmond Whig, 3/18/1862, p. 3, c. 3

LAYING A CORNER STONE. - The corner stone of the new Theatre was laid on Saturday last, being placed in the North-east corner of the proposed building, and the cavity being filled with various articles, including a Confederate Almanac, coins, newspapers, jewelry, account of the burning of the old structure, Bible and other books. The building will be ready for occupancy by July.

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