From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/4/1864, p.1, c 5

Daring Highway Robbery. – The Central train on Tuesday evening brought as passenger to this city a gentleman named Robinson, who started to walk out to the residence of his uncle, Hon. Alexander R. Holladay, at the upper end of Broad street, near the Baptist College. Upon getting a short distance beyond the corporate limits, he was assailed by a white man and a negro with heavy clubs, knocked down and beaten until he was senseless and apparently dead. – About his person he had upwards to ten thousand dollars in money and some papers of value, all of which were taken from him. In a couple of hours afterwards Mr. Robinson partially recovered his consciousness and proceeded on his way to his uncle’s, where he arrived in a great state of agony about two o’clock in the morning.


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