To the Board of Metropolitan Police:The undersigned, members of the several “ancient guilds,” and organizations “knucks,” “Autumn divers,” “pads,” “buzzards,” “confidence men,” &c., having had the misfortune to be “nabbed” by the “coppers” in your employ, and been compelled to undergo the humiliation of being daguerreotyped by bad artists, to the end that our likenesses might constitute a fine-art collection, known as the “Rogues' Gallery,” do respectfully set forth: That we have endured these inflictions, superadded, in many instances, by the deprivation of liberty, without murmuring. We learn, however, with surprise and mortification, that we have been compelled to undergo a new and unheard — of indignity — insult added to injury — as though the purpose was to class us with the vilest robbers and outlaws. The liberty has been taken, unwarrantably, unlawfully, and in violation of the statute for the protection of private character, to place in the aforesaid collection or “Gallery,” the likenesses of a gang of banditti of a class infinitely lower and more base than any in which your memorialists have ever, by choice or misfortune, associated. The portraits of Jefferson Davis, Howell Cobb, Isaac Toucey, Gen. Beauregard, R. H.  Lee, John B. Floyd, Henry A. Wise, Lawrence M. Keitt, Judah P. Benjamin, David L. Yulee, and others of the same “school,” have been arranged with ours, as though we were deep-dyed as they. While protesting against this wholesale defamation of character, we remonstrate that we have at the most only sought to live by our wits, while this school of banditti, the villains aforesaid, have conspired to ruin a mighty people, and to steal the wealth of an entire republic — to beggar and enslave a continent. No thief at the coffin's side, no operator in the panel crib, no midnight burglar, ever conceived a plot so base. Trusting your honorable Board will perceive this injustice, we respectfully petition that the portraits of the traitors, robbers, and sneak-thieves aforesaid, now in arms against the Government which has provided them with bread, may be removed from the “Rogues' Gallery.” And your petitioners will ever pray. Blinky Riley. little Felix, alias Felix Duval, alias Thomas Wilkins. Jack Davis, alias Jack the Fiddler. mysterious Jimmy. sailor Jack alias Jack Harris. little Davis, alias Sammy Davis. long doctor, alias Bill Johnson. Isador Goldstein. George Velsor, alias Old Sheeny. Jim Patterson, alias La Grange, alias Fancy. Ed. Argentine, alias Burns, alias Osborne, alias Wilson. Jack carpenter, alias Murphy, alias Dobbs. White cloud. Ned Timpson. John Hickey, alias Spectacle Smith. Liverpool Jack. Cobbler Jack. Charley Fisher, alias Wagoner. Molly marches. Jimmy Clutes. Hans Williams, alias Blackhawk. Charley Crout. Jimmy, alias Boots and Shoes. Joseph Brown, alias Greenburg, alias Nigger. Jim Johnson, alias Halleck, alias Webb. Jack Smith, alias Hamilton, alias Fatty. Jack Hatfield, alias Williams, Chief Mourner. Jack Woodhull. Andy Bartlett. Squier Dixon alias Coachman. George Williams, alias Curly George. Wopy, alias Old Clothes. John Bayard, alias Hill, alias Valler. Dave, alias Bill Ryan's Cub.
--N. Y. Tribune, Aug. 1.