From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/19/1864, p.1, c. 6

Execution Today. – Between the hours of twelve and two o’clock today, a negro named Williams, slave of Samuel Fauntleroy, of King and Queen, tried and convicted by the Hustings Court of breaking into the house of Mrs. Mary Harris, and stealing therefrom several ladies’ dresses, is expected to be hung. The execution will take place on the hill back of the Poor-House, the usual place where such scenes are enacted.


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