From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/16/1864, p.1, c.6

Sentenced to be Hung —William, slave of Samuel Fauntleroy, charged with breaking into the house of Mrs. Mary Harris some weeks since, in the night time, and stealing several ladies’ dresses, valued at five hundred dollars, was tried before the Hustings Court of Magistrates yesterday, and the Court in their opinion deeming him guilty of grand larceny, sentenced him to be hung on Friday, the 19th day of August. His value was assessed at $3000.

Another negro of the same name, slave of Mrs. Maria Gooch, charged with being implicated in the robbery, was acquitted.

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