From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/15/1864, p.1, c. 6

Prison Items. – The following arrests were made by the city police yesterday, and the parties were committed to the upper and lower station houses:

Thomas, slave of Talbott & Brother, charged with stealing one gold bracelet, three gold rings, one silver watch and chain, seven dollars in gold coin, five dollars in silver coin, and seven dollars in Confederate notes, the property of Lucy A. Miller; John Ellis, says he is free and from South Carolina, but has no papers, arrested on suspicion of breaking into Thomas Ruskell’s stable and stealing a saddle, valued at two hundred dollars, the property of William H. Haywood; George, slave of J. D. Blair, charged with stealing a lot of meal, lard and butter from his master.

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