SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The owner of a restaurant in Georgia's oldest city says a piece of its historic memorabilia was snatched by a thief on St. Patrick's Day.

The Crystal Beer Parlor in downtown Savannah has walls covered in artifacts from the city's past. Among them was a letter written in 1893 describing the St. Patrick's Day banquet menu at Savannah's DeSoto Hotel.

The Savannah Morning News reports restaurant workers noticed the framed letter was missing March 18 — the day after Savannah celebrated St. Patrick's Day.

Owner John Nichols says the culprit "was probably drunk and just did it on a whim." He says he won't press charges if the letter is returned.

Nichols says he paid less than $20 for the letter on eBay, but says it has greater sentimental value.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com