From the Richmond Whig, 11/5/1864, p. 2, c. 5
MAYOR'S COURT. - ...William, slave of Miss Sallie Tompkins, was sent on for burglary. On Thursday night about eight o'clock, discovering that there was no one in Bonavita's confectionery, in rear of St. Paul's Church, he stove in one of the window panes and stole a jar of brandy peaches and some tobacco. As he was making off, he was discovered and captured by the watchmen.
[remainder of cases not transcribed.]