From the Richmond Whig, 1/6/1862, p 3, c. 3

BRIEF MENTION. - Mr. John M. Francisco has been appointed Clerk of the Confederate prisons, in this city, by Brig. Gen. Winder. - On Friday last 239 Yankee prisoners were released by exchange, and sent to the vicinity of Newport News, on a Government steamer. - During the last three months, the fines collected by the police of this city, amounted to $675. [remainder of miscellaneous items were not transcribed.]

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