From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/20/1871, p. 1, c. 5

CHARGED WITH LUNACY. – Maria Lewis (colored), arrested on the charge of being a lunatic, was yesterday committed to jail in default of $50 security for three months, she declaring that she was sane, but had only been beat by a man at Chimborazo, who had set dogs on her, and ‘twas for defending herself that she was arrested.


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