From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/20/1864, p.1, c. 6

Respited.- The execution of William, slave of Samuel Fauntleroy, of King and Queen, convicted of burglary, which was fixed for yesterday, did not take place. Everything was in readiness, but at a late hour on Thursday the sergeant of the city received a document from the Governor granting the condemned a respite till the 23d of September. The reason set forth for thus deferring the day of execution was that he might more maturely consider the grounds upon which an application for a commutation of the negro’s sentence has been made.

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