From the Richmond Enquirer, 7/21/1862, p. 2, c. 6
STEALING MONEY. – Bob,
slave of Captain Jackson Warner, hired as nurse at the Baptist Female Institute,
was taken in custody, on Saturday, and lodged in prison, by the Military police,
for stealing a pocket-book containing $85 in bank notes. It appears that while
Bob was taking a nap in the yard of the College somebody passed near him and
dropped the money. While he was yet asleep, another servant came by, saw the
pocket-book, awakened Bob, and asked him if he were not the owner. Bob
unhesitatingly said yes, deeming it a very easy mode of raising the wind.
Subsequent developments exhibited the true proprietor in the light of an anxious
enquirer, and the finder telling what he knew, Bob was compelled to disgorge and
go to prison.
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