Friday, May 20, 2011

Newspaper Tidbit

Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA)
October 31, 1859

Some Gipseys recently, who had been loitering about the house of Mr. Thomas Holmes, near Brentsville, Prince William county (Va.) it is said, persuaded him to look into the case of a watch in which was chloroform, and, whilst he was laboring under the effects of the inhalation, took from him the key of his bureau and stole therefrom a thousand dollars in gold, with which they decamped.

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