Gold Arriving from Richmond.
--The Baltimore Sun
, of the 30th ultimo, says:
Yesterday morning there appeared at the military Provost Marshals office five refugees from the South
They had escaped from Richmond
and made their way to the Potomac river
, and then secured a passage to Baltimore
in a steamboat.
After they had got aboard the steamboat they were accosted by a Government detective and at once gave themselves up, and stated they were refugees, &c. At the Provost Marshal
's office their trunks and valses were examined, and gold ears, and gold dust, and gold coins
, American and foreign, were found, amounting to about $50,000, together with jewelry, consisting of valuable gold watches, diamonds, &c. The wealth of the entire party was computed to be from $70,000 to $100,000. Three of them had their families with them.
By their own statement it cost them about $1,700 to get out of Richmond
One of them alone paid $600 for a pass to leave the city.
They informed Capt. French
, Assistant Provost Marshal
, that a man they had employed to act as their guide to the Potomac
had been killed by a Confederate bushwhacker.
They represented that they had been engaged in the clothing and general merchandize business in Richmond
and other parts of the South
It was a novelty to examine the gold bars and gold dust they had in their possession, to say nothing of the quantities of tens and twenties that they had carefully wrapped up and placed in leather bags.
They were then all released and allowed to take with them their precious metals.