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The Daily Dispatch: May 31, 1864., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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learned that he and Spillers roomed together at the boarding-house of G. W. Bowman, father of S. H. Bowman, on Franklin street, below 15th street. On searching this room they found a large quantity of government cloth and thread, and some other drugs, pilfered from the Medical Purveyor's. Bowman and Spillers were then arrested. All the parties being kept separate, each made a confession. Bowman Bowman said he had stolen the drugs from the Purveyor's department, and given them to Moss to sell on their joint account, and that Moss having sold them cheated him in the settlement. Moss said he sold the drugs stolen by Bowman, but that he himself stole a large lot of sewing-thread, which had been found in his room. Spillers said he stole by himself, and on his own account, all the cloth found in his Court. Spillers and Moss are tailors, detailed from the army to work in the clothing bureau. Bowman is a youth of seventeen or eighteen, whose father lives in this city, but who came originally fr