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6 The whole intrinsic and cost price was $245.07; but the pieces being rare, would have commanded a higher price. Three of the pieces, were soon re-obtained; a Moffat twenty dollar piece, and another of same value, from two specie brokers; a third of same value, from Sharpless & Co. dry goods store. For these three we paid $59.75, to the parties returning them. The other pieces were not recovered. The three perpetrators were soon after arrested, convicted, and sent to the Penitentiary.* The skeleton key with which they opened the case, was left here by a police officer. Small silver medal, Independence of Chili 1818, presented by W.H. Townsend, Providence R.I. Dollar and half dollar, siege pieces of Chile 1859, presented by E.H. Hollinshead, Philadelphia. * After serving out their time in prison, some of them came into the Cabinet again, apparently prowling for an opportunity to steal; but perceiving that they were watched, they decamped.
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