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The Daily Dispatch: July 12, 1861., [Electronic resource], Runaway Negro. (search)
The arrest of Mr. Wm. Brent. --The imprisonment of Mr. Wm. Brent, of Richmond, in the city of Washington, is confirmed by the statement of a gentleman who arrived here yesterday. The following narration is compiled from the Washington Star: On Saturday, Justice Donn examined the evidence in the case of Messrs. Brent, of Richmond, Va., and H. T. Scott, of Bladensburg, Md., who were arrested on the 29th ult., at a house near the latter town, by Capt. Van Vorhees, company I, and Lieut. Van Buskirk, company E, Second New Jersey Regiment.--The Star says the evidence against Mr. Brent is principally letters found in his possession, some of which were taken from a sleeve of a shirt in his valise-- others concealed in an umbrella he had with him. Many were of a business character — others were letters of introduction to various persons in Baltimore and elsewhere. Among the latter was one which was considered to bear against the prisoner, being an open letter, and the bearer presu