From Richmond Dispatch, 6/22/1861, p. 2

Being Repaired. – The Brockenbrough Mansion, at the termination of 13th street, recently purchased by the city for the use of his Excellency Jefferson Davis, is now being fitted up by our municipal authorities for the uses for which it is designed. It is perhaps the most suitable building for the residence of the Chief Magistrate within the city.

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