--Yesterday morning about daylight, watchman Marcellus Ricks
arrested one Cornelius Collins
on Bank street, with a ham of bacon which would weigh about 30 pounds Collins
who represented himself as belonging to the 20 Va. Artillery battalion, at first said he had drawn the ham as rations, but afterwards confessed he had stolen it from a market wagon.
The case was brought before the Mayor
yesterday, when Collins
was sent to the Provost and the ham, which is believed to have been stolen from some one's meat-house, was retained to be called for.