From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/3/1864, p.1, c 6

Charged With Harboring Deserters. – Mrs. Mary B. Yates, of Danville, VA was brought to this city yesterday, charged with harboring two deserters from the Confederate service. These deserters were sons-in-law of Mrs. Y., and when found in her house they were secreted in a little caddy, which had been so neatly cut into the wall as to render it very difficult for a person uninitiated to find the door to it. Subsequently she was taken before Commissioner A. H. Sands, who, after a short examination, deemed the evidence sufficiently strong to remand her to Castle Thunder for trial before Judge Halyburton on the 10th inst.

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