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

Hen-house Robbery. – One Wednesday night the hen-house of Mr. Robert Crampton, on Seventeenth street, near the Central Railroad depot, was broken into by thieves and robbed of about a dozen and a half young chickens and hens. Mr. Crampton had just the day before purchased them at the market.

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