From the Richmond Dispatch, 9/23/1862, p. 2, c. 5

Petty Theft. - Last Wednesday evening some sacrilegious person entered St. Paul's Church and stole one of the silver goblets, part of the communion service. The goblet was not valued so much for its intrinsic worth as for its antiquity, being considerably over an hundred years old, and formerly used by one of the Episcopal Churches in Eastern Virginia before the Colonies thought of declaring their independence of the mother country.





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