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Dear poultry.

--Yesterday morning Mr. Ellis, the Clerk of the First Market, succeeded in detecting John Cummings, an ex-huckster, in purchasing seventeen turkeys and eight chickens, at the First Marker, where they were offered for sale. Cummings had the poultry put in his cellar, on 17th street, after paying $10 each for the turkeys; but the feathered family had scarcely settled down in their new abode when the Clerk appeared and took possession of them. The case was brought before the Mayor, who promptly ordered the confiscation of the fowls, notwithstanding the earnest protest of Cummings, who declared that he purchased them for his own use.

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