From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/27/1864, p.1, c. 6
Robbery. – At. E. S. Pleasants’s auction-house, yesterday morning, an old free negro named Joseph Case had his pocket picked of a roll of Confederate notes amounting to over two hundred dollars. Joseph is in the habit of attending auctions, and the money which he had stolen from him was intended for investment at a sale which was then going on.