Shawl Thief Sought

This from the Hastings Independent from Feb. 13, 1862:

“That contemptible thief that took a shawl from the cutter of Dr. Thorne, a few nights ago, is informed that he is known. The doctor has no disposition to make him trouble, but if he does not want the word thief to stand out before him like the hand of Cain, he had better return the property.”