From the Richmond Whig, 4/19/1862, p. 3, c. 3

SAD CASE OF DROWING. Yesterday afternoon, a little son of Mr. John M. Francisco, clerk at the Confederate prison, on Cary street fell into the Dock, near the prison, and was drowned. We are informed that one of the prisoners saw the little boy fall into the water, and giving the alarm, proposed to jump into the Dock and save him, but the sentinel, with strict adherence to duty, refused to allow him to go to his relief, and ere others could do so, the little fellow had lost his life. We deeply sympathize with the afflicted parents in their sad bereavement.

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