From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/19/1862, p. 2, c. 4
RANAWAY - $50 REWARD. – Ranaway from my residence, on Church Hill, on the night of the 10th, a mulatto girl named MARY. She is quite light, about 18 years old, and speaks quick when spoken to; she is quite slender; about 5 feet 2 inches high. I am unable to describe her dress, as she took away all of her clothes. I will give $50 reward to any one who will either deliver her to me or lodge her in any jail so that I can get her again. She is most likely secreted somewhere about the city. She was raised here by me, and is now owned by B. B. Hutcheson.
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