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Receiving stolen Brandy. --On Friday last, between the hours of 12 and 1 o'clock, a negro follow named Burwell, employed by Martin Phillips as a driver, was seen to drive up to the lumber-house door of Messrs. Wm. B. Jones & Co., on 15th street, roll a barrel of liquor into his wagon and drive off. The transaction was so bold
wagon, and getting a description of the horse and driver, procured police assistance and started in pursuit.
At a late hour in the afternoon the party came upon Burwell, and charging him with the theft, he admitted that he had hauled the barrel away, but that he had been employed to do so by two strange negroes, each of whom had given him fifty cents for his services.--The officers then took Burwell into custody, and required him to point out to them the house at which he had delivered the barrel.
He took them down the north side of Main street till getting between 21st and 22d, when he stopped at Allen Nunnally's door, but afterwards said it was the next