From the Richmond Sentinel, 4/22/1863, p. 2, c. 3

The Clay Statue. – Among the works of art in Richmond, the marble statue of Henry Clay, on Capitol Square, has been much admired by visitors, and highly valued by all who respect the memory of the statesmen whom it represents; but no such consideration finds a home in the minds of the wicked boys of the city. We regret to say that two of the fingers have been broken off by these graceless scamps, and the statue mutilated in other respects. Capt. Freeman ought to set a trap for the perpetrators, and catch them if possible.

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