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The Daily Dispatch: June 24, 1863., [Electronic resource], Affairs at Vicksburg--Gen. Pemberton. (search)
is coat for safe keeping, and, after getting to work, pulled off his coat, deposited it in his wagon, and put a lad to mind it. During the morning the notorious Wm. H. Ross, a free negro, discovered the coat, and suspecting its contents to be valuable, caught an opportunity and appropriated the pile to his use. When the coat was missed Ross inquired of Davenport what was the matter, confessed that he had taken it and intended to keep it, and said he had given $17 of the money to Gas, slave to Susan Hill. Gus denied all knowledge or participation in the crime, but the Mayor thought he was not guiltily, and therefore sent him and Ross to jail, to answer for ll. Gus denied all knowledge or participation in the crime, but the Mayor thought he was not guiltily, and therefore sent him and Ross to jail, to answer for the essence before a higher tribunal. (The police have been industriously engaged in endeavoring to discover and recover the money, but thus far have failed to trace it.]