From the Richmond Sentinel, 9/10/1864
RECAPTURED. - Last Tuesday morning John H. Scribner and a free negro, from
Fredrick, Md., prisoners at Castle Thunder, made their escape from that
institution, by boldly walking out of the front door. On Thursday night, Capt.
McCubben, of the detective police, found and arrested Scribner in the loft of
Headís livery stable, near the corner of 18th and Franklin streets. - The negro
was found at Stokesí jail, where Scribner had put him to be sold. Scribner
formerly kept the Rebel House, under the Exchange Hotel, and came originally
from New Jersey. - He was confined in the Castle for desertion.
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